John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs atÂ Oshkosh‘s (NYSE: OSK) defense business segment, has been promoted to corporate senior vice president andÂ president of Oshkosh Defense.
The company said Monday Bryant’s responsibilities will cover tactical wheeled vehicle programs, product development, manufacturing, operations, vehicle lifecycle sustainment and aftermarket services.
Wilson Jones, Oshkosh president and CEO, said Bryant has helped the growth of the company’s defense segment and aided the development of itsÂ heavy, medium and mine-resistant tactical wheeled vehicle product lineÂ for the Defense Department.
HeÂ added that Bryant also led Oshkosh’s efforts toÂ secure the U.S. Army‘s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program and will work to continue the strategies of its defense business unit.
Oshkosh won a potential $7 billion contract in August to develop armored vehicles to support theÂ JLTV program that will work to replace the Humvee for the Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
Bryant served under the Marine Corps for more than 28 years as a program manager for severalÂ U.S. and foreign military sales acquisition programs, and he has also worked as a professor for the Defense Acquisition University.
The retired Marine Corps colonelÂ holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University and a Level III program management certificationÂ from DAU.