Guam – Director of the Army National Guard (DARNG) Lieutenant General William E. Ingram, Jr. arrived on Guam Saturday night for a 2 day visit with the Guam National Guard.
As DARNG, LTG Ingram guides the formulation, development and implementation of all programs and policies affecting the Army National Guard; a force of over 350,000 Soldiers in the 54 States, Territories and the District of Columbia.
He is also is responsible for the direction of resources in order to provide combat-ready Soldiers for the Army. In addition, the DARNG works as a conduit with the Chief of the National Guard Bureau and the Army Chief of Staff in ARNG administrative matters and National Guard domestic operations.
LTG Ingram was previously the Adjutant General of the North Carolina Guard for nine years (2001-2010), and deployed to the Balkans twice in the 1990s. In the civilian world, he owned and operated a business in petroleum marketing.
The DARNG goes by “William E. Ingram, Jr.” The suffix, Jr., of his name is important to him in part because his father, William Ingram Sr., was also adjutant general of NC, known to be the only father and son team of its kind in the Guard, according to information from the National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Office.
While on Guam, LTG Ingram will go on an aerial tour of the island, meet Guam National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, and talk with the GUARNG leadership about issues that may be impacting the organization.