Military Affairs

In 1985, the Chamber officially established the Military Affairs department to:

  • Serve as the state’s liaison in matters relating to the U.S. military. The Chamber formed the Military Affairs Council (MAC) comprised of business leaders, Hawaii government officials, and retired military flag and general officers to protect and preserve the military’s presence in Hawaii, promote public awareness and understanding of issues challenging the military locally and nationally, and serve as the advocate for military and their families.
  • Oversee the military’s economic impact to the state’s multi-billion dollar defense industry benefiting Hawaii’s small businesses, research and development ventures, and providing good-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. The defense industry is responsible for generating $14.7 billion into Hawaii’s economy, making it the state’s second major source of revenues, next to tourism. Moreover, the industry accounts for creating job opportunities for more than 100,000 Hawaii residents that report annual household earnings topping $8.7 billion annually.

Upcoming MAC Events

  • 10/21—MAC Site Visit to the Daniel K. Inouye Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Center of Excellence (MAC Members Only)

  • 11/18—MAC Council Meeting (MAC Council Members Only)

  • 11/22—MAC Quarterly Briefing (Guest Speakers TBD), Pacific Club’s Card Room from 7:30 am to 9:30 am

  • 12/13—MAC Holiday Reception, Bank of Hawaii Surf Rider Room from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (MAC Members Only)

For more information about these events or if you are interested in joining MAC, please click here.

For more information about the Chamber’s Military Affairs activities, please email our Military Affairs Department or call  (808) 380-2612.

Military Affairs Council (MAC)
Military’s Impact to Hawaii
Apply for Military Affairs Fellowship Program

Military Commands based in Hawaii:

   U.S. Pacific Command
 usmc    U.S. Marines Forces Pacific
 us-pac-fleet    U.S. Pacific Fleet
 us-army-pacific   U.S. Army Pacific
 pacific-air-forces   Pacific Air Forces 
 coast-guard    14th Coast Guard District


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