WAIKIKI – FORT SHAFTER, June 15, 2014 – The 2014 U.S. Army, Pacific, Mana O Ke Koa “Spirit of the Warrior” award which recognizes active community leaders that embody the “Warrior Ethos” was awarded Friday evening to W. David P. Carey III, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group at the U.S. Army, Pacific Birthday Commemoration at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.
The ceremony hosted by General Vincent K. Brooks, Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, was attended by military and community leaders from across the Pacific. Former recipients of the coveted award include:
2007 Mr. Bill Paty
2008 Ms. P. Pasha Baker
2009 Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle
2010 Mr. Ken Bailey
2011 Ms. Carole Kai
2012 Mr. Albert Silva
2013 Hon. Senator Daniel K. Inouye
“During my time at the Military Affairs Council of the Chamber of Commerce, it has been my great pleasure to meet many senior flag officers that have devoted their careers to the service of our country,” Carey said during an interview about his nomination. “To be able help these dedicated men and women enjoy their time in Hawaii and to help with the ‘business of the military’, so to speak, is intellectually very satisfying” Carey added.
Mr. Carey joined Outrigger In 1986 as executive vice president and general counsel. He became president in 1988 and chief executive officer in 1993. Under his leadership, the Hawaii-based company has gone global, becoming one of the fastest growing, privately held hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific region. Outrigger is the largest full-service lodging and hospitality company in Hawaii, and currently operates, manages or has under development 45 hotels and resort condominiums representing over 10,500 rooms and condominium units in Hawaii, Australia, South East Asia, Guam and the South Pacific. Mr. Carey is a strong community leader that has, when called upon, participated in a variety of community boards and government task forces. He is a director or trustee of the James Campbell Company LLC, Punahou School, the Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii Business Roundtable, and Honolulu Festival. He is the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Military Affairs Council (MAC) and a member of various organizations including Chief Executives Organization, Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, Urban Land Institute, and the Young Presidents Organization/World Presidents Organization.
“I am very honored to be a recipient,” said Carey. “I have always viewed my role as using my skills and contacts to give back to the country and help our military personnel carry out their duties. I never expect anything in return so it is quite humbling to be noticed for my small contributions,” Carey added.