LTC Chris W. Ingle, Senior Army Instructor
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Chris W. Ingle was born in 1965 in San Antonio, TX and raised primarily in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from East Ridge High School in 1983 and was a member of their JROTC program where he was a company commander and the Rifle Team Commander.
Chris received an ROTC scholarship to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and earned the best Sophomore Cadet award in 1984-85. He was the top shooter on the rifle team and completed ROTC in May 1987, when he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the U. S. Army. He later graduated from UTC in 1988 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.
2LT Ingle entered active duty in April 1989 and over his career held many critical assignments. He was a company commander at the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY; Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel at the 335th Theater Signal Command in Kuwait during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom; and he culminated his career at Fort Bragg as the Chief, Reserve Personnel Division for the United States Army Special Operations Command and the Chief, Strength Management Branch in the U. S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command.
LTC Ingle retired in June 2009 after a 22 year military career. His awards include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLCs), Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC) and the Legion of Merit. He wears both the Airborne and Air Assault badges as well as the former wartime service badge from the 335th Theater Signal Command. He earned the German and Belgium foreign jump wings and the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. He completed the Command and General Staff College in 2004.
His hobbies include Corvette racing, marksmanship, Dalmatians, personal fitness training and fishing. He currently resides in Ooltewah, TN with the love of his life Jacquelynn and beautiful daughter Jaylee. His parents are Sam and Elizabeth Ingle.
Sergeant First Class Roger Wright, Army Instructor
My name is SFC Roger Wright. I was born in Landstuhl, West Germany, as my Dad had a career in the Army. Five days after I graduated from high school, I joined the Army. I retired from the Army in December 2007, which is a span of 34 years. When I heard of the JROTC program opening at Bradley Central, I jumped at the opportunity and have enjoyed it ever since. I am married to a nurse and have six children - two boys and four girls. Their ages range from 24-33, and are still a wonderful challenge. I look forward to each following year and working with the cadets.