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 was the National Security Advisor with the Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell. He has worked extensively with both houses of Congress on the Armed Forces, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees. 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.

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.