Nigel Maddox

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Nigel Maddox
Born Middlesex
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1973–2009
Rank Air Vice Marshal
Commands held Joint Services Command and Staff College (2005–07)
No. 2 Group (2002–05)
RAF Brüggen (1996–98)
No. 12 Squadron (1991–93)
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Air Vice Marshal Nigel David Alan Maddox, CBE is a retired senior officer of the Royal Air Force. He is the Senior Military Adviser to the UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation.[1]

Military career[edit]

Maddox was born in Middlesex and later attended Clark’s Grammar School in Southend on Sea. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1973.[2] He rose steadily through the ranks in a variety of roles and in 1988 studied at the Royal Naval Staff College at Greenwich, after which he became personal staff officer to the Air Officer Commanding No. 18 Group at Northwood.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Maddox held various staff jobs and undertook operational tours in Germany and the Falkland Islands. In 1998 he gained a posting to Northwood as Air Officer Maritime within Headquarters No. 3 Group and subsequently, as an air vice marshal, he served as Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group from August 2002 to July 2005.[3] He then became Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College, a post he held until September 2007.[4]

Maddox served as Chief of Staff (Operations) at RAF Air Command[5] until he retired from RAF service in July 2009 and was succeeded by Air Vice Marshal Richard Garwood.[6]

Reference list[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Glenn Torpy
Station Commander RAF Brüggen
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Iain McNicoll
Preceded by
Sir Glenn Torpy
Senior Royal Air Force Officer Germany
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Iain McNicoll
Preceded by
Keith Filbey
Air Officer Commanding No. 2 Group
2002–2005
Succeeded by
Iain McNicoll
Preceded by
Nick Parker
Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Neil Morisetti
Preceded by
Chris Harper
Chief of Staff (Operations) RAF Air Command
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Richard Garwood