Alphonso Maldon, Jr.

Director at Bluewater Defense

Mr. Alphonso Maldon Jr. was appointed by President Obama in May 2013 to serve as the Chairman of the Military Compensation, Retirement and Modernization Commission. The Commission completed its work and officially ended on February 1, 2016.

Mr. Maldon is the President and CEO, and Founder of Partnership Strategies Consulting, a Washington, DC-based firm that delivers strategic business development and government affairs solutions and advisory services that enable the realization of goals, objectives and competitive advantage for its clients since December 2009.

Mr. Maldon is a Founding Partner and Co-Owner of the Major League’s Washington National Baseball Club. He is the former Senior Vice President, External Affairs and President of the Dream Foundation for the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. As a Senior Front Office Executive, he was responsible for public relations/ governmental affairs, community relations, and the daily operation of the foundation. Maldon has been a Founding Partner and Co-Owner of the Washington Nationals Baseball team since July 2006.

Before joining the Washington Nationals Baseball Club, Mr. Maldon was the Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Management Officer for Government Banking Services in the Corporate Banking Department at the PNC Financial Services Group in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for strategy, marketing, developing business and managing senior relationships with agencies of the government in the Washington Capital Region.

Prior to joining PNC in April 2006, he led and managed the business activities and efforts of a group of private and corporate investors in the development and financing of a bid to purchase the Washington Nationals Baseball Club.

Mr. Maldon was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Bank of America’s (formerly Fleet Boston Financial) Federal Government Banking Services from October 2003 to January 2005. He opened and headed the Washington Operation generated more than $60 Million annually in new business for the Bank. He led efforts that positioned the bank in a new market and was responsible for strategy, organizational structure, marketing, developing business and managing senior relationships with agencies of the Federal Government.

From 2001 to 2003 Mr. Maldon was Executive Vice President and Executive Director for Fleet’s Corporate Administrative Services, and was responsible for Global Security Services, Global Procurement and Out Sourcing, Facilities Planning and Strategy, Facilities & Project Management, Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Systems Management & Administration, and Shared Services. He was also a member of the Senior Leadership Advisory Committee.

Mr. Maldon was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Policy from September 1999 until January 2001. A Presidential appointee confirmed by the Senate, he was responsible for policies, plans, and programs for all military and civilian personnel management, including recruitment, education, career development, equal opportunity, compensation, Training, recognition, discipline, and separation of all Department of Defense personnel. He oversaw the Department’s commissaries /stores that achieved net sales of $5 Billion annually. He was also responsible for the Department of Defense Schools which supported over 100,000 students annually worldwide.

From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Maldon served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs and White House Congressional Liaison to the United States Senate and House of Representatives. As Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs, he provided policy-making and strategic advice to the President. Although Mr. Maldon was indirectly involved with a myriad of legislative issues he was directly responsible for legislative issues in both the House and Senate involving Trade, Banking and Financial Services, Defense, International Affairs, Intelligence and Veterans Affairs.

In March 1993, Mr. Maldon was appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Subsequently, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office. In this capacity, Mr. Maldon managed and directed a staff of over 2,200 personnel, providing operational, logistical, and state-of-the-art communication support to the President.

Mr. Maldon entered active duty service as a commissioned officer in the United States Army in August of 1972. His assignments included tours in Europe, South East Asia, Hawaii and various posts throughout the United States. Some of his highly visible positions included assignments as the Executive Officer, Armed Forces Staff College, and as Admissions and Public Liaison Officer at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. His career progressed through increasingly responsible positions as a Field Artillery and Adjutant General Corps Officer. He completed his military career with an assignment in the United States House of Representatives as the Deputy Director for Army Legislative Affairs in February 1993.

Mr. Maldon holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M University Business School. He also graduated from various military schools and colleges, including the Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Army's Organizational Effectiveness Management School in Monterey, California. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Civilian Public Service Medal and of numerous military decorations including the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal and the U.S. Army Staff Badge. Mr. Maldon is the recipient of the United States Congressional Award for Leadership and Patriotism. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Oklahoma for outstanding professional achievement and public service. Mr. Maldon served as the Chairman of the Military Compensation, Retirement and Modernization Commission. Mr. Maldon also serves on the board of directors for Industrial Bank, Signature Renovations and the Advisory Board for M&J Engineering. He is an active member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). He is also a member of the National Retired Military Officers Association. Maldon is also a frequent National Public Speaker.


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