Timothy Maude

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Timothy Joseph Maude
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Lieutenant General Timothy Joseph Maude
Born (1947-11-18)November 18, 1947
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Died September 11, 2001(2001-09-11) (aged 53)
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1966–2001 
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Distinguished Service Medal
US Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg 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 foreign action since Simon B. Buckner in 1945.[1] 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]

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.[2]

Career[edit]

Upon being commissioned he served one year in Vietnam and the rest of his career in the United States, West Germany and Korea.[2] His assignments included:

Maude was stationed in Washington, D.C. in August 1998 and was nominated as Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel by President Clinton's Secretary of Defense, William S. Cohen, in May 2000.[2]

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.[2]

Views on homosexuality[edit]

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.[3]

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."[3][4]

Dates of rank and military awards[edit]

Second Lieutenant: February 1967 Lieutenant General: May 2000

Lt. Gen. Maude's personal decorations[2] include:

Death and legacy[edit]

Maude’s name is located on Panel S-74 of the National September 11 Memorial’s North Pool, along with those of other passengers of Flight 93.

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).[2] 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.[1]

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.[2]

In 2010 The United States Army Human Resources Command named their new Center of Excellence at Fort Knox, Kentucky after General Maude.[5]

At the National 9/11 Memorial, Maude is memorialized at the South Pool, on Panel S-74.[6]

The Knights of Columbus named the Timothy J. Maude Council 10292 in Wiesbaden, Germany in Maude's memory.[7]

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