David M. Maddox

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David M. Maddox
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General David M. Maddox
Born (1938-04-05) April 5, 1938 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1960-1995
Commands heldUnited States Army Europe, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment

David M. Maddox (born April 5, 1938)[1] is a retired United States Army four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, United States Army Europe/Commander, Central Army Group (CINCUSAREUR/COMCENTAG) from 1992 to 1993; Commander in Chief, U.S. Army Europe (CINCUSAREUR) from 1993 to 1994. He commanded the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment from 1981 to 1983. He is a 1960 graduate of Virginia Military Institute. He received his MS in Applied Science (Operations Research) from Southern Illinois University in 1969.

Maddox spent much of his time towards the end of his career transitioning the army in Europe to a post-Cold War stance. 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, is a Senior Fellow of the Army Science Board, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is Chair of the Board on Army Science and Technology, is a Member Emeritus of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, and is a member of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs.[2]

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.[3] He served as a member of the Department of the Army 120-day study, commissioned by Secretary of the Army John McHugh, to examine its acquisition organizations, policies, workforce and processes, including how it acquires and handles equipment.

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


  1. ^ Kirkpatrick, C.E. (2006). Ruck it up!. Government Printing Office. p. 557. ISBN 9780160876301. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
  2. ^ Letter to Senators urging U.S. to not endorse torture
  3. ^ "The New York Times | Panel Faults Army's Wartime Contracting". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
Military offices
Preceded by
Crosbie E. Saint
Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe
July 9, 1992 to December 19, 1994
Succeeded by
William W. Crouch
Preceded by
Calvin Waller
Commanding General of the 8th Infantry Division
Succeeded by
John P. Otjen