Commissioning Committee

Our mission is to welcome USS DANIEL INOUYE, celebrate Senator Inouye’s legacy, and inspire pride among the citizens of Hawaii.  The Committee provides events and support that enhance commissioning festivities.


Co-Chairs

ADM Thomas B.  Fargo  and  Mr. Walter A. Dods, Jr.


Honorary Co-Chairs


Governor David Ige          

Senator Mazie Hirono

Senator Brian Schatz

Representative Ed Case

Representative Kai Kahele



Mayor Derek Kawakami

Mayor Mike Victorino

Mayor Mitch Roth

Mayor Rick Blangiardi

Senate President Ron Kouchi

House Speaker Scott Saiki

Executive Steering Committee

James "Kimo" Bacon

Chris Benjamin

Dave Bramlett

Steve Colon

Matt Cox

Colleen Hanabusa

Bob Harrison

Peter Ho

Connie Lau

Steven Loui

Colbert Matsumoto

Mark Mugiishi

Randy Perreira

Joe Pickard

Ron Sakoda

Tony Takitani

Toby Taniguchi

Suzy Vares-Lum

Vaughn Vasconcellos

Jeff Watanabe

Eric Wright

Paul Yonamine

Ron Zlatoper


Executive Director

Mr.  Ron Cox