Admiral Thomas B. Fargo will be the featured speaker at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business’ annual Paul Chung Memorial lecture and luncheon. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Hawaiʻi Prince Hotel. Fargo will deliver a talk entitled, “Foreign policy in the new Asia and its implications on Hawaiʻi business: Is diplomacy possible under the present leadership—Trump, Xi, Kim, Abe, …?”
Admiral Fargo completed his illustrious military career as the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command after 35 years of service. As the U.S. military commander in East Asia, the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas, he led the largest unified command while directing the joint operations of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. He also served as the commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1999 to 2002 and served five commands in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Middle East as well as six tours in Washington, DC.
In 2005, Fargo entered the private sector as chairman of Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilder. He also serves on the board of directors for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Matson, The Greenbrier Companies, U.S. Automobile Association and other smaller private and venture capital companies.
Fargo is active in the community, serving as a board member for the Japan American Society of Hawaiʻi, Friends of Hawaiʻi Charities, ʻIolani School and the Hawaiʻi State Junior Golf Association.
The event sponsor is The Pacific Asian Management Institute.
Tickets for the general public are $35. Tickets for UH faculty, staff and students are $25.
—By Dolly Omiya