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First Name: Timothy

Last Name: Maude

Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Joseph

Date of Birth: 18 November 1947

Date of Death: 11 September 2001

Rank: Lieutenant General

Years Served: 1966 - 2001
Timothy Joseph Maude

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Timothy Joseph Maude
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

Timothy Joseph Maude was born on 18 November 1947 inIndianapolis, IN. Initially, Maude had intended to become a priest and graduated from Latin school with the intention of attending seminary.

Maude enlisted in the U.S. Army on 21 March 1966. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant upon completing Officer Candidate School in February 1967. After commissioning, he served one year in Vietnam and the rest of his career in the U.S., West Germany and Korea. His major assignments included:

Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management, Seventh U.S. Army, U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), from 1995 to 1998.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, U.S. Army

Maude was stationed in Washington, DC, in August 1998 and was nominated as Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, U.S. Army, by Secretary of Defense, William S. Cohen, in May 2000. After confirmation, Maude was promoted to Lieutenant General and began the Army of One campaign using television and internet advertising. He had testified before U .S. Congress concerning the necessity of meeting recruiting goals to fulfill the Army's missions.

In September 2001, he announced that the Army of One campaign was drawing more recruits and on 4 September 2001 it was reported that the Army had met its goals early for active duty soldiers and that the Army Reserve and National Guard would meet theirs by the end of the month.

Views on Homosexuality

Maude was a point man for the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy and matters concerning LGBT issues. When Private First Class Barry Winchell was murdered by Calvin Glover because it was rumored that Winchell was gay, Maude was one of the Army leaders who met with Winchell's mother, Patricia Kutteles.

C. Dixon Osburn, Executive Director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, said in a press release: "Lt. Gen. Maude has played a pivotal role in developing and implementing key programs related to LGBT military personnel. In addition to working on the services' most comprehensive 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' training programs, Maude has been an effective leader in working to protect our men and women in uniform from anti-gay harassment."

During his military service, Maude earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Golden Gate University and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Ball State University.

11 September 2001

In early September, Maude's offices were moved to the most recently renovated section of the Pentagon. On 11 September, he was in a meeting when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of The Pentagon.

Lieutenant General Timothy Joseph Maude was the highest ranking military officer killed in the 11 September 2001 attacks and the most senior U.S. army officer killed by enemy action since Lieutenant General Simon B. Buckner in 1945.

Medals and Awards

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart (Awarded Posthumously)
Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Commendation Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Valorous Unit Award
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Army Superior Unit Award
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Vietnam Civil Actions Medal
Army Staff Identification Badge


On 30 April 2002 the Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude Center for Human Resources was dedicated in his honor at Campbell Barracks in Heidelberg, Germany, where he served from 1995 to 1998 as Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management. It was his last assignment before being stationed in Washington, DC.

In 2010, The United States Army Human Resources Command named their new Center of Excellence after General Timothy J. Maude. The Center opened on 27 May 2010 at Fort Knox, KY.

At the National 9/11 Memorial, Maude is memorialized at the South Pool, on Panel S-74.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant General Timothy Joseph Maude was killed by a terrorist attack on the Pentagon on 11 September 2001, while on active duty. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

He is survived by his wife, Teri, and two daughters, Kathleen Koehler and Karen Maude.

Honoree ID: 2818   Created by: MHOH




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