Oshkosh Corporation announces the promotion of John Bryant to President of Oshkosh Defense, LLC and Senior Vice President of Oshkosh Corporation, effective immediately.
Prior to this promotion, Bryant served as Senior Vice President of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense. As Oshkosh Defense President, he will lead all aspects of the Company’s global defense segment, including all tactical wheeled vehicle programs, manufacturing and operations, new product development, vehicle lifecycle sustainment and aftermarket services.
“John has been an invaluable leader in our Defense segment and instrumental in the return to growth of our Defense business including a portfolio of heavy, medium and mine-resistant tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. Department of Defense,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Most recently, John led our strategy to enter the light tactical wheeled vehicle market by winning the U.S. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. With his extensive military and industry track record, I’m confident that he will inspire a continuum of future success in Defense,” Jones added.
Bryant joined Oshkosh Defense in 2010 as Vice President and General Manager of Marine Corps Programs. He is a retired Marine Corps Colonel with 28-years of distinguished service. As a Marine Corps Program Manager, he led several U.S. and Foreign Military Sales acquisition programs, including Tank Systems, Light Armored Vehicles and Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles. Prior to joining Oshkosh, he was a Professor of Program Management at the Defense Acquisition University.
Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Marquette University. He also received Level III certification in Program Management from the Defense Acquisition University.
Meanwhile, Oshkosh Defense will be displaying the next generation light tactical wheeled vehicle - the newest addition to the U.S. Army’s fleet to replace the HMMWV, the Oshkosh JLTV - at Eurosatory in Paris, France next week, June 13-17, 2016.
The JLTV delivers the same unparalleled protection, performance and mobility our customers have come to expect in our M-ATV Family of Vehicles, but its lighter weight, increased transportability, and enhanced networking capabilities set this new vehicle apart.