EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUM:
October 1, 2007
Admiral Thomas B. Fargo (Retired)
Former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command
President, Trex Enterprises
Chairman and CEO, Loea Corp.
Chairman, Sago Systems, Inc.
Securing Asia’s Sea Lanes
Thomas B. Fargo, USN (Ret.), former Commander of the U.S.
Pacific Command, serves as President of Trex Enterprises
Corporation, a privately-held high-technology company.
Admiral Fargo also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Loea Corporation, a high-bandwidth wireless
communications company, and as Chairman of Sago Systems,
Inc, a defense and homeland security company developing
state-of-the-art technologies; both are subsidiaries of Trex
Fargo joined Trex Enterprises on March 28, 2005, after a
distinguished career serving the U.S. Navy and the
Department of Defense. He was the twentieth officer to hold
the position of Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command. As
the senior 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 across 100 million miles. He was
responsible to the President and the Secretary of Defense,
and was the U.S. military representative for collective
defense arrangements in the Pacific.
Fargo also served as the 29th Commander-in-Chief
of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from October 1999 to May 2002.
His service as a leader in the Pacific was preceded by his
command of the U.S. Fifth Fleet and Naval Forces of the
Central Command during two years of Iraqi contingency
operations from July 1996 to July 1998. His 35 years of
service included six tours in Washington, DC, in addition to
five commands in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Middle East.
Born in San
Diego, CA, he attended high school in Coronado, CA, and
Sasebo, Japan. Admiral Fargo graduated from the United
States Naval Academy in June 1970. He is a 1989 recipient
of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for
Fargo is based out of Trex’s Honolulu, Hawaii, office. In
addition to his work at Trex, he serves on the Boards of
Directors for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Hawaiian
Airlines and USAA. He is active in the community, serving
on the Board of Directors of the Japan-America Society of
Hawaii, the I’olani School Board of Governors, and the
Hawaii Pacific University Board of Trustees. He is the
National Vice Chairman of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund.