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Pat Williams

Leader Biographies

Pat Williams

Chief Programs Officer

Pat Williams serves as the chief programs officer for Oshkosh Defense, a position he was appointed to in November 2022. Williams leads domestic and international programs.

He most recently served as the vice president and general manager of Army and Marine Corps programs. Prior to that role, Williams was the senior director for a portfolio of multiple Army and Marine Corps programs including M-ATV, EBFL, P-19, LVSR and MTVR. Williams also served as the director of the Oshkosh M-ATV program.

Williams began his career with Oshkosh in 2005 as project manager for ILS on the global integrated product support (GIPS) team. His time with GIPS included a tour in Kuwait as the program manager for the Oshkosh theater provided equipment refurbishment (TPER) program, which refurbished FHTV, Linehaul and M1000 trailers. He subsequently managed the Oshkosh Global Regional Logistics Service Centers.

Prior to joining Oshkosh, Williams gained extensive experience with procurement, logistics, materials and operations management in various roles in the manufacturing industry.

Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology from Lawrence University. He is also a certified Program Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma green belt.