AUSA Honors Oshkosh Corporation CEO With Prestigious John W. Dixon Award

October 7, 2009 |

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oct. 7 2009 — The Association for the United States Army (AUSA) today presented Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert G. Bohn with the distinguished John W. Dixon award at the AUSA 2009 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Bohn received the award for the company’s continuous contributions to the U.S. Armed Forces and defense industry.

“We at Oshkosh are grateful for the opportunity to serve our Armed Forces and understand the great responsibility that comes with that service,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “We take great pride in what we do and are mindful every day, in every level of our operations, that the military depends on our products to meet its demanding and ever-evolving challenges.”

Most recently, Bohn has made the urgently needed MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) the top priority for Oshkosh Corporation. The Oshkosh® M-ATVs already are being fielded in Afghanistan, only three months after the initial contract award on June 30, 2009. The Oshkosh vehicle provides a highly mobile, well-protected solution for America’s men and women operating in Afghanistan’s demanding off-road terrain and unimproved roads. Additionally, Oshkosh worked with industry and government officials to begin supplying and equipping its patented Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system on more than 2,400 legacy MRAPs in Afghanistan this year.

Several tactical wheeled vehicle programs have thrived under Bohn’s leadership: the U.S. Army Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) includes the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET), Palletized Load System (PLS); and the U.S. Marine Corps heavy and medium fleets: Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) and Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR).

In addition, in 2008 both the national and Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve committees have recognized Oshkosh for its long-standing programs in place to support its National Guard and Reserve employees who are called to active duty.

Oshkosh Corporation has been an AUSA sustaining member since 1979. The company and its employees support eight local AUSA chapters in five states. Oshkosh also contributes financially to military members and their families through the Armed Forces Foundation, U.S. Army and Marine Corps association’s scholarship programs, III Corps scholarship fund, Army Ten Miler and the United Service Organization.

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

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 Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI™, 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, log on to

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