Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) has elected John J. Hamre, Ph.D., to their Board of Directors. Dr. Hamre is president and chief executive officer for CSIS, the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Recently, Jim Lewis of CSIS was featured on a 60 minutes special on Cybersecurity.
Before joining CSIS, Dr. Hamre served as the 26th Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1997 until 2000. From 1993-1997, he served as undersecretary of defense (comptroller). In 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed Dr. Hamre to serve as chairman of the Defense Policy Board.
Michael W. Grebe, presiding director and chairman of the Board’s Governance Committee, said “We are very excited to have John join our Board. His talent and years of experience will be a great benefit as our company continues to grow.”
Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer said, “We`re pleased to welcome John to our Board. We expect that his substantial international, political and economic background will enhance the direction our Board provides for the corporation and our shareholders.”