Thomas P. Hawkins

Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Thomas Hawkins is Oshkosh Corporation’s Senior Vice President, Government Relations, a position he was appointed to in September 2018. Mr. Hawkins has 29 years in government service with experience in foreign policy, defense, homeland security, counterterrorism and intelligence.

Prior to joining Oshkosh, Mr. Hawkins worked extensively with the Armed Forces, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees of the House of Congress and with the White House and Executive Branch on national security items. Mr. Hawkins served as a senior Professional Staff Member on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, as well as the Subcommittee on Defense. Most recently, Mr. Hawkins was the National Security Advisor with the Office of the Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell.

Mr. Hawkins is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University.