LTC Christopher A. Ingels
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher A. Ingels was born in Queens, NY. He enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1990 as a 74C, Record Telecommunications Center Operator, and graduated in 1995 with honors from the State University of New York, University at Albany, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Military Intelligence (MI).
After graduating the Officer’s Basic Course, LTC Ingels was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY, where he served as the Assistant S2 in the 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, then Platoon Leader and Executive Officer of Alpha Company, 311th MI Battalion.
Following completion of the MI Captain’s Career Course, LTC Ingels was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, TX, and served as the Battalion Intelligence Officer, 1-12 Cavalry Regiment; Brigade Intelligence Officer, 1st Brigade Combat Team; and Company Commander of Alpha Company, 312th MI Battalion. LTC Ingels was next assigned to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany, serving as an Observer/Controller and the Operations Group S2.
In 2006, he deployed to Iraq as the Brigade S2 for the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 06-08. He again deployed to Iraq in 2008 as the Senior Intelligence Advisor to the 12th Iraqi Army Division as part of the 25th Infantry Division’s Military Transition Team during OIF 09-11. Upon return from Iraq, LTC Ingels attended the Command and General Staff College and School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Fort Leavenworth, KS, where he earned a Master of Military Art and Science.
Following his studies at Fort Leavenworth, LTC Ingels was assigned to V Corps at Wiesbaden, Germany, and deployed to Afghanistan as the Senior Intelligence Planner, CJ3 Future Operations, for the ISAF Joint Command (IJC), in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 2012-2013. Upon completion of his deployment and prior to his selection as the Albany Battalion Recruiting Commander, LTC Ingels was assigned to U.S. Army Europe at Wiesbaden, Germany, and served in the G35 as an Army Service Component Command Plans Officer.
LTC Ingels’ awards include the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the NATO Medal. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge and Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM S. J. Kim
Command Sergeant Major S. J. Kim, a native of Incheon, South Korea immigrated to Detroit, MI in 1989. He enlisted in the Army in 1992 from Hollywood, CA as a Horizontal Construction Engineer (12N). He completed Basic Combat Training at Ft. Sill, OK and AIT at Ft. Leonard wood, MO.
CSM Kim has served as an Engineer Team Leader, Squad Leader and became a DA select Recruiter in 2000. CSM Kim served as the Recruiting Station Commander for three separate stations, 6th Recruiting Brigade Master Trainer and completed three tours as the First Sergeant over the course of six years.
CSM Kim's duty assignments include Schofield Barracks, Fort Carson, Houston Battalion, Southern California Battalion, 6th Recruiting Brigade HQ, and Raleigh Battalion.
CSM Kim’s military education includes Horizontal Construction Engineer course, NBC School, Air Assault School, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Army Recruiter course, Advanced Leaders Course, Recruiting Center Commander Course, Senior Leaders Course, DA 1SG Course, Battle Staff, Master Resilience Trainer Course, and Sergeants Major Academy CL 65. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business emphasis in Management from Post University and currently working on Master’s degree from Excelsior College.
CSM Kim's awards and decorations include Army Chief of Staff Award, Glen E. Morrell Excellence in Recruiting Award, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Army Commendation Medal (4th award), the Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), Recruiter Ring, Gold Recruiter Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Operator's Badge.
CSM Kim earned meritorious promotion to Sergeant First Class in 2004. He was assigned to the Fayetteville Recruiting Company in 2011 and led the company to become the Top Production Company in USAREC for FY12 and FY13 for Gross and Quality production among 241 companies. He was selected as the 2nd Recruiting Brigade 1SG of the year for FY13 and graduated with honors from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.