Air Marshal Richard Clark Maddison is a senior Royal Air Force officer. He was Air Officer Commanding No. 22 Group RAF 2020 to 2023, and then served as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff and Air Member for Personnel from May 2023 to September 2023.
|Service/||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1988 – present|
|Commands held||Deputy Commander Capability/Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (2023)|
No. 22 Group RAF (2020–2023)
Chinook Force RAF Odiham (2013–2015)
|Awards||Officer of the Order of the British Empire|
Richard Maddison was commissioned into the RAF on 15 December 1988. He was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998". He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 Birthday Honours.
He became station commander at RAF Odiham and Chinook Force commander in October 2013 and Head of Capability Joint Plans in the Ministry of Defence in July 2016. He became Deputy Commander NATO Air Command Afghanistan, Headquarters Resolute Support in April 2019.
In February 2020 Maddison was appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 22 Group with effect from August 2020. In April 2023, he was appointed Deputy Commander Capability at Air Command and Air Member for Personnel, to take up the posts the following month. He was promoted to air marshal on 2 May 2023. In September 2023, he was replaced as interim Deputy Chief of the Air Staff by Air Marshal Paul Lloyd.
He was the Defence Champion for non-religious and humanist personnel.