Admiral Thomas Fargo served as Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command leading the largest unified command while directing the joint operations of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force from May 2002 until his retirement from the United States Navy in March 2005. He was responsible to the President and the Secretary of Defense through the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and was the U.S. military representative for collective defense arrangements in the Pacific.
His naval career included six tours in Washington, D.C., in addition to five commands in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Middle East, which included serving as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander of the Naval Forces of the Central Command.
Post-military, Fargo was President of Trex Enterprises and President and CEO of Hawaii Superferry and is managing director of J.F. Lehman and Company. Fargo serves on the Board of Directors for Northup Grumman, Hawaiian Electric Industries, USAA, and the Japan-America Society of Hawaii. He also serves on the I’olani School Board of Governors and the Hawaii Pacific University Board of Trustees, and he is the National Vice Chairman of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund. Fargo graduated from the United States Naval Academy.