Reception battalion dedicates new complex
May 10, 2012
FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 9, 2012) -- The 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) dedicated the Maude Reception Complex to Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude Friday on Sand Hill.
Maude was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, during the attack on the Pentagon. At the time, he was serving as the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel.
"It's wonderful," said Maude's wife, Teri, about the building dedication. "…Tim was all about Soldiers and in fact, if you ever met him he would walk up to you and go, 'Hi, I'm Tim Maude and I'm a Soldier,' and so to have this as the entrance for Soldiers starting their careers -- he'd be tickled at that, he really would."
Maj. Gen. Robert Brown, Fort Benning's commanding general, said Maude was "one of the greatest examples of humble leadership."
"There is nothing more important than remembering those who have gone before us -- remembering those who've made the ultimate sacrifice," Brown said.
The guest speaker, retired Col. Debra Fix, worked with Maude and was wounded during the attack on 9/11.
"Having commanded this battalion," Fix said about 30th AG, "I have seen through the eyes of many young Soldiers. They are the same eyes on their way to Vietnam in 1966 and the same eyes that would go to war after 9/11. … Although nearly five decades have passed since his arrival into basic training … I am sure (the) ranks are filled with the same (type of) great young Americans as those that stood with Pvt. Maude."
For Maude "Soldier" was the most important word in his vocabulary, she said.
"While attending the pre-command course at Fort Leavenworth in July 2001 with my husband, I distinctly remember how Lt. Gen. Maude took the time to seek me out and to talk with me," Fix said. "Even before I had signed in and wished my husband well as he departed for brigade command, he (Maude) told me how proud he was to be serving Soldiers and how proud he was for me to join his team."
Maude is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and two children, Kathleen Koehler and Karen Maude.