|Timothy Joseph Maude|
Lieutenant General Timothy Joseph Maude
|Born||November 18, 1947|
|Died||September 11, 2001(aged 53)|
|Place of birth||Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.|
|Place of death||Arlington, Virginia, U.S.|
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1966–2001†|
|Commands held||U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel|
Distinguished Service Medal|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Lieutenant General Timothy Joseph Maude, USA (November 18, 1947 – September 11, 2001) was the highest ranking military officer killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks and the most senior U.S. army officer killed by enemy action since Simon B. Buckner in 1945. Maude had been serving as the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and was at a meeting when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of The Pentagon. His offices had just days before been moved to the most recently renovated section of the Pentagon.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Timothy Joseph Maude was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted on March 21, 1966 at the age of 18. He had initially intended to become a priest and graduated from the Latin School of Indianapolis, a Roman Catholic seminary high school, but received his commission as a Second Lieutenant upon completing Officer Candidate School in February 1967. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in management from Golden Gate University and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Ball State University.
Career[edit | edit source]
- Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management Seventh United States Army a.k.a. United States Army Europe and Seventh Army (USAREUR)
- Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel United States Army
He began the Army of One campaign using television and internet advertising. He had testified before US Congress concerning the necessity of meeting recruiting goals to fulfill the United States Army's missions. In September 2001 he announced that the Army of One campaign was drawing more recruits and on September 4, 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[edit | edit source]
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."
Dates of rank and military awards[edit | edit source]
Lt. Gen. Maude's personal decorations include:
- Distinguished Service Medal
- Defense Superior Service Medal
- Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
- Bronze Star
- Purple Heart (posthumously)
- Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
- Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
- Army Achievement Medal
Death and legacy[edit | edit source]
Maude was serving as the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and was at a meeting when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of The Pentagon. His offices had just days before been moved to the most recently renovated section of The Pentagon. He is survived by his wife, Teri, and two daughters, Karen and Kathleen (Mrs. Koehler). He was the highest ranking military officer killed in the attacks, and the most senior U.S. army officer killed by enemy action since Simon B. Buckner in 1945.
He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on October 6, 2001. Almost seven months later, on April 30, 2002, the Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude Center for Human Resources was dedicated in his honor at the Campbell Barracks in Heidelberg, Germany where he served from 1995–98 as Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management. It was his last assignment before being stationed in Washington, D.C.
The Knights of Columbus named the Timothy J. Maude Council 10292 in Wiesbaden, Germany in Maude's memory.
References[edit | edit source]
- Carlson, John (September 11, 2013). "9/11 a day of remembrance". The Star Press. Muncie, Indiana.
- "Timothy J. Maude, Lieutenant General, United States Army". Arlington National Cemetery. September 22, 2001. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
- Cassels, Peter (September 27, 2001). "Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' point man killed in Pentagon plane attack". Bay Windows. New England.
- "Terror Does Not Discriminate". Express Gay News. 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
- Barrouquere, Brett (September 11, 2013). "Fire truck damaged on 9/11 on display at Fort Knox". The Associated Press/Stars and Stripes.
- "South Pool: Panel S-74 - Timothy J. Maude". National September 11 Memorial & Museum. http://names.911memorial.org/#lang=en_US&page=person&id=132. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- "Knights of Columbus Expand Fourth Degree Membership Among Overseas Military with Induction in Europe". Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. October 16, 2012.
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