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Brigadier General Frederick Maloy


Brigadier General Frederick L. Maloy is director of communications-electronics, J-6, at Headquarters U.S. Readiness Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Fred was one of three sons born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leo Maloy in an upstairs bedroom at 60 Decker Ave., Staten Island, NY. An older brother, Joseph, born Oct. 14, 1922, died April 3, 1994, was an outstanding orthopedist. A twin brother, John (the older twin), born July 16, 1925 died August 9, 1985, was an engineer for Bell Labs, At&T. This left Fred as the sole survivor.

Fred was raised as a Catholic, confirmed at fourteen, acquiring the middle name of Leo (like his dad). He attended Christ the King church across the street from Public School 20 (grades1-8) where he excelled in his studies, graduating near the top of his class.

In high school, Fred and his twin brother tried desperately to keep up with the scholastic achievement of their older brother who, near genius, set new records. “Handicapped by an IQ of only 135, Fred, three years behind, settled for French/Latin prizes, President of the Student body, Editor-in Chief of the school National Honor Society and “Most likely to Succeed”.

General Maloy  graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1943. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in February 1949, and graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va., in 1964.

His pursuit of a baccalaureate degree at Cornell University, started in July 1943, was interrupted when he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in March 1946 and left to perform destroyer escort duty in the Pacific. After his release from active duty, he returned to Cornell in September 1948 to complete his studies.

General Maloy joined the U.S. Air Force in May 1950 as an aviation cadet. He was commissioned and won his navigator wings in May 1951 at Ellington Air Force Base, Texas.

His first assignment, in September 1951, was at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., where he flew as crewmember in the B-29, B-47, and B-52 and was senior standardization board navigator and squadron navigator for the 301st Bombardment Wing and the 4238th Strategic Wing.

In September 1961 General Maloy went to Kincheloe Air Force Base, Mich., as chief of scheduling for the 4239th Strategic Wing, and in March 1962 he became the wing bombardier-navigator.

From August 1963 to February 1964, General Maloy attended the Armed Forces Staff College. He then was assigned to the 3902d Support Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., as deputy chief, Systems Support Branch, Data Processing Division, in the Directorate of Command Control. In the fall of 1965 he was assigned as the chief, Systems Support Section.

In January 1971 General Maloy was transferred to the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C., for duty as chief, Automatic Data Processing Plans Branch, in the Data Processing Division, J-3.

In January 1973 he was appointed deputy director for data automation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. In July 1975 he became director for data automation and commander of the Air Force Data Automation Agency at Gunter Air Force Station, Ala. He was also deputy assistant chief of staff for the assistant chief of staff, Communications and Computer Resources. As the director of data automation, he was responsible for the overall management of the Air Force ADP program. As commander, AFDAA, he supervised the activities of three centers and two special offices providing data automation support to Air Force major commands, Air Force bases worldwide, and other federal agencies.

General Maloy became director of communications-electronics, J-6, at Headquarters U.S. Readiness Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., in July 1977.

He is a master navigator with 5,200 flying hours. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

He was promoted to the grade of brigadier general Dec. 15, 1975, with date of rank Dec. 14, 1975.

We’ll miss him. In all his endeavors, he was an innovator and leader. He was down to earth and never wavered in his dedication/assistance to his fellow man and his family. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife Janet and two great sons, Phillip and Jeffrey and three grandchildren Christina, Michael and Clayton. Great grandchildren, Zachary and Brooklyn. Fred was the best husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. We’ll miss him!

Burial with honors will take place at Bay Pines National Cemetery at a later date.

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  • Christy LoBue says:

    John and I wanted to say how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Uncle Fred was a great man and respected by so many. He is in the Lord’s loving care now but will be truly missed. Praying for your family to have peace and comfort. Love John and Christy LoBue

  • Jan Ross says:

    Janet,Sending much love along with condolences to you, Phil, Jeff and their families. It’s been an honor to share friendship with you and Fred over the years. With prayers for each of you. Always, Jan Ross

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