About Eric Maddox

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Eric Maddox is a recipient of the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director’s Award, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star, for his direct role in the capture of Saddam Hussein.

In 2003, Eric Maddox collected the intelligence which led to the exact location of Saddam Hussein – the Ace of Spades in the infamous Deck of Cards.

Eric was awarded Legion of Merit for exceptional meritorious achievement from 8 November 2003 to 13 December 2003 while attached to a cross-functional team. While he served as an interrogator in support of operation Iraqi Freedom, his actions were pivotal in achieving the extrication of actionable intelligence from numerous detainees. Eric's interrogation mapping methods led to the successful detention of various Iraqi former regime leaders and the capture of Saddam Hussein. Staff Sergeant Maddox’s distinctive accomplishments are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Joint Special Operations Command, and the United States Army.

Staff Sergeant Maddox’s distinctive accomplishments are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Joint Special Operations Command, and the United States Army.

INTERROGATION & ELICITATION METHOD IMPROVEMENT

During his time in Iraq, Eric created a unique methodology and technique for interrogation, which directly led to the capture of Saddam Hussein. His methods shaped the future intelligence collection for the military and civilians around the world.

His methodology and technique utilize the skills of empathy, listening, and network analysis which are key components to produce results.

PUBLIC SPEAKER & KEYNOTE FAVORITE

Eric is a sought-after public speaker and keynote and shares his wit, wisdom, and profound insight to draw the audience.  He takes the audience from tension to release as he weaves the narrative of how every perceived failure leads forward. He drives home that the key to success in any mission is, and it is not only necessary, but it is essential to success, and all too often, elusive without skill development.

CONSULTING, WORKSHOPS, & TRAINING FACILITATION 

Eric's training workshops enable companies to gather business intelligence necessity to innovate to an ever-changing marketplace and battlefield. His methods and techniques are as relevant within the boardroom as they are on the battlefield. His proven methods of success up and down the command structure, mean that every key stakeholder in an organization can find themselves taking away a critical component to incorporating empathy based listening in their everyday activities. Eric Maddox inspires organizations to take action for growth and unprecedented success.

MISSION: BLACK LIST #1 AUTHOR

Eric B. Maddox also authored a book detailing his involvement in the search and capture for Saddam Hussein. Find out more about Mission Black List #1 here.