John J. Bryant

Executive Vice President and President, Oshkosh Defense 

John Bryant is Oshkosh Corporation’s Executive Vice President and President, Defense, a position he has held since June 2016. Mr. Bryant is responsible for leading all aspects of the Company’s Defense Segment, consisting of the Oshkosh Defense and Pratt Miller brands.

Prior to his promotion, Mr. Bryant served as the Senior Vice President of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense. He joined Oshkosh Defense in 2010 as Vice President and General Manager of Marine Corps programs. Mr. Bryant is a retired Marine Corps Colonel with 28 years of service. As a Marine Corps Program Manager, he led several U.S. and Foreign Military Sales acquisition programs, 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.

Mr. Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University. He also received Level III certification in program management.