Oshkosh Defense Sponsors Service Members of the Year Awards
Oshkosh Defense sponsors award to service members that demonstrate exemplary pride, dedication and courage
OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 20, 2012) — For the third consecutive year, Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), supported the Military Times Service Members of the Year Awards. The 2012 Awards Ceremony, held Thursday at the Capitol Hill Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C, honors service members who demonstrate exemplary pride, dedication and courage.
“Role model, mentor, respected leader – these are some of the words used to describe the outstanding men and women being honored,” said John Urias, executive vice president, Oshkosh Corporation and president, Oshkosh Defense. “While performing exceptionally well in their respective fields as they serve our country, they also actively serve as leaders in their communities and in volunteer organizations. We’re proud to support the Service Members of the Year Awards and honor their accomplishments.”
The Service Members of the Year Awards were established in 2001 to highlight exemplary achievement by a service member beyond the call of duty. Recipients are also selected based on their high level of professionalism, their concern for fellow service members and their commitment to community service.
This year’s winners include Soldier of the Year Sergeant Steven B. Davidson, Marine of the Year Staff Sergeant Jessie C. McDonald, Sailor of the Year HM1(SW) Maria T. Decena-Taylor, Airman of the Year Master Sergeant Brandon J. Lambert and Coast Guardsman of the Year Ensign Stacy L. Smith. The winners were honored at the ceremony in the presence of officials from their commands, members of Congress and senior Pentagon officials.
Oshkosh Defense has a long-standing history of supporting military members, both in the field and when they return, and their families through charitable giving and program support. The company has partnered with organizations such as Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Fisher House Foundation, Disabled Sports USA/Wounded Warfighter Program, Military Child Education Coalition and others. Oshkosh also currently employs more than 300 guard, reserve and retired military members.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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