Tim Maude was born on November 18, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 21, 1966, and was commissioned a 2d Lt of Infantry through Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, on February 17, 1967. After attending Adjutant General Officer Basic training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, from February to April 1967, Lt Maude served with Company A, 7th Support Battalion of the 199th Infantry Brigade in South Vietnam from May 1967 to May 1968. His next assignment was to the U.S. Army Safety Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison from May 1968 to April 1969, and he then attended the Adjutant General Officer Advanced School at Fort Benjamin Harrison from April 1969 to April 1970. CPT Maude next served with the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Benjamin Harrison from April to November 1970, followed by service as a Liaison Officer with the California Army National Guard in Sacramento, California, from November 1970 to September 1973. He served as Chief of Postal Operations with the U.S. Army Postal Group at Heidelberg, West Germany, from October 1973 to January 1977, and then with Headquarters U.S. Army Europe at Heidelberg from January 1977 to May 1978. He then attended Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, from July 1978 to June 1979, followed by service with the U.S. Army Administration Center and U.S. Army Soldier Support Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison from June 1979 to May 1981. LTC Maude next served on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel with Headquarters U.S. Army in the Pentagon from June 1981 to May 1984, followed by service as Chief of Staff, 8th Personnel Command, and then as Assistant Chief of Staff for the 2d Infantry Division in South Korea from June 1984 to June 1987. COL Maude served as Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion Troop Brigade of the U.S. Army Soldier Support Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison from July 1987 to July 1990, and then as Commanding Officer of the U.S. Army Enlisted Records Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison from July 1990 to September 1992. BG Maude's next assignment was as Director, Manpower, Personnel and Security Directorate, and as Director, Manpower, Personnel and Administration Directorate with Headquarters United States European Command at Vaihingen, West Germany, from September 1992 to September 1994, followed by service as Director, Enlisted Personnel Management with U.S. Total Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia, from September 1994 to September 1995. He served as Deputy Chief off Staff for Personnel with U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army at Heidelberg, Germany, from October 1995 to August 1998, and then as Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel with Headquarters U.S. Army in the Pentagon from August 1988 until he was killed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, when Muslim terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the west side of the building where his office was located. LTG Maude was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on October 6, 2001. He was the highest ranking U.S. Military officer killed during the War on Terrorism.
His Army Distinguished Service Medal Citation reads:
Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service while serving in consecutive positions of significant trust and responsibility, culminating in his final tour as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel for the United States Army. An extraordinary leader and strategic visionary, Lieutenant General Maude generated excitement and focus in the personnel community. Throughout his career, he commanded efforts to meet the Army's manpower and readiness requirements while maintaining a keen sense of compassion for soldiers and their families. His legacy includes the orchestration of the Army of One Campaign and the resurgence of Army Recruiting, the successful refocusing of the Army's manning efforts leading to the 100% manning of major combat units and an unprecedented Personnel Transformation Plan that sets the conditions for the successful manning in the Army After Next. He was truly an outstanding solider, leader, and statesman. Indeed, throughout his 35 years of service, Lieutenant General Maude's commitment, dedication, and selfless service to his nation and fellow service members were always in keeping with the most cherished traditions of the military service, and reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Army, and the United States of America.