Date: October 8, 2009
Picatinny's senior military commander promoted to brigadier general
Picatinny Arsenal's Senior Military Commander Brig. Gen. Jonathan A. Maddux is one of the Army's newest general officers following his promotion to brigadier general Sunday evening in Arlington, Va.
Maddux was promoted to his new rank by Dean G. Popps, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, prior to the Army's annual Acquisition Corps awards dinner.
Maddux told a small audience of family and friends that he felt "humbled, honored and proud."
"I feel honored to be chosen by the Army to assume new responsibilities and tackle new challenges," he said, "and I'm proud to be a Soldier."
Maddux is assigned here as Program Executive Officer for Ammunition and also serves as the base's commander.
He oversees the Army organization responsible for managing the development and procurement of conventional and next generation munitions for all of the military services.
Maddux assumed his present assignment on Sept. 18. Previously, he served as chief of staff for the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology in the Pentagon.
During his more than 30 years of military service, he has held key positions in the Army Acquisition Corps and numerous command and staff assignments.
A native of Ida, Mich., Maddux received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University. He also holds a masters degree in telecommunications, which he earned at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
His military education includes completion of the Signal Officer basic and advanced courses and the Army project management course. He also is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College, Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.
His military awards include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the black and gold Ranger Tab.