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Oshkosh Defense Announces Leadership for Dedicated Marine Corps Programs Unit; John Bryant and Bruce Sellers Join Oshkosh Defense Team

Category: Defence Industry

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, announced today that John Bryant has joined the organization to serve as vice president and general manager of Marine Corps Programs.

Bryant is leading the Marine Corps development, production and sustainment programs, which include the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) and Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), for Oshkosh. He will be attending Modern Day Marine 2010 in Quantico, Va., to meet with Marine Corps leadership and further enhance Oshkosh’s worldwide support of the service.

“John brings a wealth of military experience and knowledge to his leadership role at Oshkosh,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “With nearly three decades of service in the Marine Corps, he is focused on developing and delivering world-class products and services to support Marine Corp missions.”

Bryant served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 28 years. He held staff and command roles as a tank officer and later led several acquisition programs as a program manager, including Tank Systems, Light Armored Vehicles and Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles. Prior to joining Oshkosh, he was a professor of program management at the Defense Acquisition University. Bryant has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University. He is also Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in program management.

Oshkosh Defense is also pleased to announce that Bruce Sellers has joined the organization to serve as the director of business development for Marine Corps Programs. He is working closely with the Marine Corps to ensure Oshkosh’s vehicles, technologies and sustainment offerings continue to meet the Marines’ evolving needs. Sellers brings more than 26 years of program-management and business-development experience to this role. He also will be attending Modern Day Marine 2010.

Sellers’ previous experience includes service with the Marine Corps Systems Command, the Marine Corps Research, Development and Acquisition Command and the Navy International Programs Office. Prior to joining Oshkosh, he served as the director of business development for the U.S. Land & Joint Division at Thales Communications, Inc. Sellers has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of South Carolina as well as DAWIA Level III program management certification.

In their new roles for Oshkosh Defense, both Bryant and Sellers are working out of the Washington D.C. office.

Oshkosh has produced more than 10,000 durable, highly mobile MTVRs for the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy Seabees. The company was awarded the LVSR contract in 2006 and began delivering the advanced, heavy-payload vehicles in 2009. Oshkosh also supports the Marine Corps with the complete spectrum of life-cycle sustainment services, including in-theater support.


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