Thomas P. Hawkins

Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Thomas Hawkins is Oshkosh Corporation’s senior vice president, government relations, a position he has held since September 2018. Mr. Hawkins has 29 years in public service in the legislative and executive branches of government and in the military. Through this service, he has experience in foreign policy, defense, homeland security, counterterrorism and intelligence.

Prior to joining Oshkosh, Mr. Hawkins served as national security advisor in the Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell. He has worked extensively with members and staff of both houses of Congress on the Armed Forces, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees. Mr. Hawkins also served as a senior professional staff member on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittees on Defense and State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs.

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