September 14, 2015
Oshkosh Defense receives award for sustained employee support of the National Guard and Reserve
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Sept. 14, 2015) — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, received the 2015 Extraordinary Employer Support Award from the Department of Defense organization, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Oshkosh is acknowledged for its exceptional support of their employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Oshkosh was presented the award at the 137th NGAUS Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn.
“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to our National Guard and Reserve employees who significantly contribute by providing the best vehicles and services that our Armed Forces rely on every day,” said U.S. Army Major General (Retired) John Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense. “We are tremendously grateful for their service to our country, and appreciate their continued service as part of the Oshkosh team.”
Only prior recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award or Pro-Patria Award are able to be nominated for this prestigious award. Oshkosh received both the Freedom Award and Pro-Patria Award in 2008 for its commitment to its Guard and Reserve employees.
“This award is only presented to employers who not only hire Guard and Reserve members, but demonstrate superior support to their military employee and his/her family,” said Wisconsin ESGR State Chair Mike Williams. “The National Guard and Reserve Forces are the cornerstone of our national defense. Oshkosh Defense has provided outstanding support and cooperation and has exhibited a patriotic spirit which is truly reflected in the significance of being a recipient of ESGR’s Extraordinary Employer Support Award.”
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at 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®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, 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, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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