Thomas B. Fargo

Chairman of the Board
Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Thomas B. Fargo

Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, U.S. Navy (Ret.), is chairman of the Board of Directors of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Fargo graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1970 and served in the U.S. Navy for 35 years, including tours as commander of U.S. Pacific Command (2002 to 2005), commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (1999 to 2002) and commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet and Naval Forces of the Central Command (1996 to 1998). He is a 1989 recipient of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership.

Following his distinguished military career, Fargo transitioned to corporate leadership as president of Trex Enterprises, a privately held technology company. In 2008, he became a managing director of J.F. Lehman and Co., with principal responsibilities as president and CEO of HSF Holdings/Hawaii Superferry.

Fargo currently serves on the board of directors of Matson, Inc., the Greenbrier Companies, Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (Hawaiian Electric Co.). He previously served on the board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corp., Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.), including as chairman of its compensation committee.

Fargo currently holds the John M. Shalikashvili Chair at the National Bureau of Asian Research. He also serves on the boards of directors of United Services Automobile Association (USAA), the United States Naval Academy Foundation, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, the Iolani School Board of Governors and the Friends of Hawaii Charities.

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