Master Chief Christopher J. Ingles
Master Chief Christopher J. Ingles grew up in Baltimore, Maryland; Orlando, Florida; and Libertyville, Illinios. He enlisted in the United States Navy in September 2000, attending Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinios.
Following submarine school in Groton, Connecticut, he reported to his first command; USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) (Blue) in March of 2002 and completed nine strategic deterrent patrols in the U.S.. Fleet Forces Command area of responsibility. During his time onboard he advanced from E2 to E6 and departed as the leading petty officer of communications division. During his tenure, 736 (B) was awarded the Battle Efficiency “E”, and four Green Communications “C” Awards.
In January 2008, he reported to Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island. During his short two year tour he was the single point enlisted advisor to the research, development and testing of all future submarine communications advancements, EKMS manager, command fitness leader and fleet liaison. Shortly before transferring, he was promoted to the rank of chief petty officer and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.
In June of 2010, Master Chief Ingles reported to USS Maine (SSBN 741) (Gold). He completed six strategic deterrent patrols in the U.S Pacific Fleet area of responsibility as the navigation/operations department enlisted advisor, communications and LAN divisions Leading Chief Petty Officer, and the ship’s EKMS manager. During his tour he was awarded his second Navy Commendation Medal.
In 2013, he reported to the Joint Communications Unit (JCU) at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. There he completed the rigorous 6-month Special Operations Radio Operators Course, several Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape courses, various professional driving courses, US Army Airborne school, and others. During his 6-year tour, he completed four combat deployments with both Expeditionary Communications Squadron A-Troop and D-Troop.
Upon transferring from JCU in 2019, he reported as the senior enlisted leader at the Naval Communications Security Management System (NCMS) located onboard Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
He previously served as a communicator, detachment chief, and troop sergeant major. He was promoted twice, to the rank of senior chief and then master chief petty officer.
His personal awards include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendations Medal, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. His individual awards include three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals