OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, today announced that retired General Raymond T. Odierno has been appointed to its Board of Directors. With the appointment of General Odierno, Oshkosh Corporation has 12 board members.
General Odierno has 39 years of service in the United States Army and has held many distinguished positions of increasing responsibility at every level of the Army, with service in both the Persian Gulf and Iraq Wars. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, General Odierno commanded the 4th Infantry Division, the Army’s III Corps and the United States Forces – Iraq. Since the Vietnam war, Odierno is one of only two American military officers to command at the division, corps and army level during the same conflict with distinction. General Odierno also served as the senior military advisor to the Secretary of State providing advice on international relations and politico-military concerns worldwide. Prior to his retirement, Odierno served as the 38th Chief of Staff for the United States Army.
“We are honored to have such a distinguished military leader join our Board of Directors. General Odierno’s superior leadership experience, expansive military and international expertise will enhance our Board and our ability to serve our military customers,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. “Additionally, his commitment to serving others aligns with our people first culture.”
General Odierno graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a master’s degree in Nuclear Effects Engineering from North Carolina State University. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and is a graduate of the Army War College.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is more than 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation and can be found in more than 150 countries. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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