Eric Maddox

  • Army Interrogator credited with finding Saddam Hussein

Eric Maddox, the Army Interrogator credited with finding Saddam Hussein, received the Legion of Merit Award for his efforts.  An engagingly sincere speaker, Eric's story highlights “Leadership without Authority,” “Thinking Outside the Box,” and “Perseverance.”  He exemplifies what it truly means to be driven by determination, service and heroism.  By all accounts Eric is a “True American Hero!”

American Patriot and Proven Military Veteran. Eric B. Maddox is a recipient of the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Award, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star, for his direct role in the capture of Saddam Hussein. 

During 1994-2004, Eric B. Maddox served on active duty military service in the U.S. Army. He served as an Infantry Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division and as an Interrogator for the Defense Intelligence Agency. 

Published Author. Eric B. Maddox is the author of MISSION BLACKLIST #1: CAPTURING SADDAM. In 2003, while assigned to a special operations task force in Iraq, Maddox conducted over 300 interrogations and collected the intelligence which directly led to the capture of Saddam Hussein. Mission Blacklist #1 is about the amazing inside story of Maddox’s role, the brave soldiers from Special Operations, and a story of determination, selfless service, and innovation. 

Authority on Interrogations and Questioning Techniques. Since 9/11, Maddox has conducted over 2,500 interrogations while deployed eight times in support of the Global War On Terrorism, to include multiple tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe. 

Currently, Eric B. Maddox continues to serve in government civil service with the Department of Defense. Additionally, Maddox is a Motivational Professional Speaker with GDA Speakers, and as a Consultant to share his experience, expertise and skills in interrogations and questioning techniques.

Media files by Eric Maddox

  • Eric Maddox: Media File 1
  • Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies
  • Leadership without Authority
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Perseverance
  • Motivation / Inspiration
  • Political / World Affairs

During 2003, Eric Maddox, Intelligence Officer-Interrogator, Conducted Over 300 Interrogations leading to the capture of Saddam Hussein. During operation Iraqi Freedom (2003), Maddox Deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, on a Joint Special Operations Command Task Force. Mission Objective: Seek and Capture Blacklist #1, AKA- Ace of Spades, AKA- Saddam Hussein.

During his combat deployment tour, Maddox exemplified the meaning of determination, perseverance, and service before self.Upon completion of mission success and his direct role in the special operation, Eric B. Maddox received the highest award in the U.S. Intelligence community— The National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director’s Award, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star.

Maddox Proudly served a combined 20 years in the department of defense (active duty military service and government civil service), to include multiple combat deployments, in direct support of operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terrorism.

Maddox continues to help corporations, organization, universities, CEO’s, and audiences worldwide, in the art of questioning, negotiations, and information gathering, to use for their advantage. The story of Mission Blacklist #1 is not just a war story—It’s about teamwork, leadership, breaking the paradigm, passion, perseverance, and learning to connect the dots.

Maddox Proudly served a combined 20 years in the department of defense (active duty military service and government civil service), to include multiple combat deployments, in direct support of operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terrorism.

Maddox continues to help corporations, organization, universities, CEO’s, and audiences worldwide, in the art of questioning, negotiations, and information gathering, to use for their advantage. The story of Mission Blacklist #1 is not just a war story—It’s about teamwork, leadership, breaking the paradigm, passion, perseverance, and learning to connect the dots.

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