Timothy Joseph “Tim” Maude (November 18, 1947 – September 11, 2001) was a United States Army officer who was killed in the September 11 attacks of 2001.
Maude, a lieutenant general, was the highest ranking U.S. military officer killed in the September 11 attacks and the most senior U.S. Army officer killed by foreign action since the death of Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. on June 18, 1945, in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.
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.
Maude was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined the U.S. Army as an enlisted soldier on March 21, 1966 when he was eighteen years old.
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.
Upon being commissioned he served one year in Vietnam and the rest of his career in the United States, West Germany and South Korea. His assignments included:
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
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.
Maude began the “Army of One” recruiting campaign using television and internet advertising.
He had testified before the U.S. 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 U.S. Army had met its goals early for active duty soldiers and that the U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Army National Guard would meet theirs by the end of the month.
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 U.S. 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.”
On September 11, 2001, Maude was working 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 was the highest ranking military officer killed in the attacks, and the senior-most U.S. Army officer killed by foreign action since the death of Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. on June 18, 1945, in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.