Eric Maddox

Upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma in May 1994, Eric Maddox joined the U.S. Army as an infantry paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division. After three years as a Ranger qualified infantryman, Mr. Maddox reenlisted as a Chinese Mandarin linguist interrogator. Since 9/11, Mr. Maddox has conducted over 2,500 interrogations while deploying eight times in support of the global war on terrorism to include multiple tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe. In 2003, while assigned to a special operations task force in Tikrit, Mr. Maddox conducted over 300 interrogations and collected the intelligence which directly led to the capture of Saddam Hussein. As a result, Mr. Maddox was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Director’s Award and the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement. Now as a civilian with the Department of Defense, Mr. Maddox continues to fight the global war on terrorism.

Awards & Honors

Legion of Merit (2003)
National Intelligence Medal of Achievement (2004)
Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Award (2003)
Defense Intelligence Agency Award of Excellence (2010)
Bronze Star (2003)
Meritorious Award for Civilian Service (2005)
Civilian Combat Support Award (2005)
Joint Meritorious Service Medal (2004)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2003)
Service Commendation Medal (2002)
Army Commendation Medal  (1997)
Senior Jumpmaster Wings (1999)
Venezuela Foreign Jump Wings (1997)
Expert Infantry Badge (1996)
Ranger Tab (1995)
(3) Good Conduct Medals
(5) Army Achievement Medals