Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, has appointed Bill Mooney as the regional vice president of International Business Development for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In this role, Mooney is responsible for leading Oshkosh’s MENA operations and serving military and security organizations throughout the region with a full portfolio of tactical wheeled vehicles, engineering and integration services, and life cycle sustainment solutions.
Mooney joined Oshkosh Defense in 2013 as the regional director for the Middle East and North Africa. Before joining Oshkosh, Mooney served in the U.S. Army for 29 years, retiring as a Colonel with experience as an infantryman and a senior aviator in the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk. He also served as Assistant Deputy Director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J5, for the Middle East, and as Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen.
Mooney has lived and worked in the Middle East for more than 10 years.
In addition to Mooney’s essential expertise, he has received various awards and decorations that include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Air Medal, and the Senior Army Aviator, Parachutist, and Air Assault Badges. He also received the State Department Superior Honor Award.
Mooney will be attending the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX), held February 22-26, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Oshkosh will demonstrate its TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology, the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Extended Wheel Base Medical (EXM) variant and Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) at IDEX booth #02-B11. Mooney and other Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available throughout IDEX to discuss the company’s commitment to the MENA region and its full range of vehicles, technology and service offerings.