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First Name: David

Last Name: Maddox

Birthplace: Chicago, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 05 April 1938

Rank: General

Years Served: 1960-1995
David M. Maddox


David M. Maddox
General, U.S. Army

David M. Maddox was born on 5 April 1938 in Chicago, IL. He is a 1960 graduate of Virginia Military Institute. He received his MS in Applied Science (Operations Research) from Southern Illinois University in 1969.

He is a retired United States Army four-star General who served as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army Europe/Commander, Central Army Group (CINCUSAREUR/COMCENTAG) from 1992-93. He was Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army Europe (CINCUSAREUR) from 1993-94. Maddox spent much of his time towards the end of his career transitioning the Army in Europe to a post-Cold War stance.

General David M. Maddox retired from active Army service in 1995.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal with Award Numeral 2
Army Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon with Award Numeral 2
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge


He received the Military Operations Research Society's Wanner Award for outstanding contributions to the progress of this advanced profession.

He received the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences' J. Steinhardt prize for lifetime contributions to the practical applications of OR techniques for the solution of military problems.

In Retirement

After retiring from the Army, Maddox has worked as an independent consultant to industry and the government. He has also served on the Defense Science Board and Army Science Board; is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory; and the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs.

In October 2007, Maddox was part of a six member panel appointed by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren that issued a report critical of the Pentagon's procedures for appointing and supervising contracting officers.

Honoree ID: 275   Created by: MHOH




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