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.
First Sergeant Mark Williams, Army Instructor
First Sergeant (1SG) Mark A. Williams is originally from Milan, Georgia and graduated from Telfair County High School in 1993. He entered the Unites States Army in November 1995 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, followed by Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Gordon and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
1SG Williams military career spans over 26 years and has been assigned to many military units to include, the 37th Engineer Battalion (Fort Bragg), 2nd Infantry Division (Korea), 1st Armor Division (Germany), 82nd Airborne Division (Fort Bragg), 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Germany), and 101 Airborne Division (Fort Campbell, Kentucky). 1SG Williams has been deployed numerous times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, the Southwest Border Mission, and the 2010 Humanitarian Aid mission to Haiti.
1SG Williams has achieved many military awards and decorations to include the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Accommodation Medal (5OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1CS), and Iraqi Campaign Medal (2CS)
In 2016, while serving with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Field Artillery Squadron, 1SG Williams was inducted into the honorable Order of the Silver Spur and was appointed as an honorary Dragoon in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, the longest serving Regiment in the United States Army. 1SG Williams is also a recipient of the distinguished bronze order of Mercury by demonstrating the highest standards of integrity, moral character, professional competence and contributing significantly to the United States Signal Regiment. 1SG Williams has earned French, Irish, German, and Chilean jump wings.
1SG Williams has a bachelor's degree in History from Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina and a Master's in Adult Education from Troy University, Troy, Alabama. 1SG Williams in married to Christine Williams, and they have four children: Lydia, Noel, Marcus, and Joshua.
1SG Williams hobbies include travelling and military history. 1SG Williams looks forward as an Army Instructor at Bradley Central High School and preparing high school students to become future leaders and better citizens.