COL Deacon Maddox
COL Maddox was born at Fort Carson, Colorado and grew up in Strasburg, Virginia. He was commissioned in the US Army Ordnance Corps in 1994 and attended the Ordnance (Maintenance) Officer Basic Course in Aberdeen, Maryland. In his first assignment, he joined the 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany where he served as a Platoon Leader, Shop Officer, and Warehouse Officer-in-Charge in the 123rd Main Support Battalion.
Following completion of the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course in 1998, he joined the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and served as the Division Class IX Accountable Officer. While assigned to 1CD, he commanded B Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team. Immediately following company command in 2001, he joined the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Red Cloud, Korea and served as the G4 Maintenance Officer. In 2003, he moved to Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois to serve as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, US Army Field Support Command. In 2005, he graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany where he served as the Support Operations Officer in the 299th Forward Support Battalion.
From 2008 to 2010, COL Maddox was assigned to the White House in Washington, DC, where he was the Logistics Program Manager for Presidential contingency programs in the White House Military Office. In July 2010, COL Maddox returned to the 1st Armored Division to assume command of the 47th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bliss, Texas. In 2012, he relinquished battalion command and became the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss G4. From August 2013 to June 2014, COL Maddox was a US Army War College Fellow in the Supply Chain Management program at the Massachussets Institute of Technology. In August 2014, he joined the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 2015, COL Maddox assumed command of Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
In addition to overseas assignments in Germany and Korea, COL Maddox has completed an 11-month operational tour in Bosnia-Herzegovina with 1AD in support of Operation Joint Endeavor, and a 15-month combat tour in Iraq with 2-1ID in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
COL Maddox holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. He has earned a Presidential Service Badge, Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge.