|Maj. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr., who was the adjutant general of North Carolina for nine years, has been nominated to become the Army National Guard director.
Ingram has been special assistant to the Army vice chief of staff in the Pentagon since October 2010.
His nomination was put forward last week in the Senate.
If confirmed, Ingram would replace Maj. Gen. Raymond W. Carpenter, who has been acting director since May 2009. Carpenter followed Lt. Gen. Clyde A. Vaughn, who left the position when he retired. Vaughn’s nominated successor withdrew from the process and Carpenter has been performing the director’s duties since then.
Ingram received his commission in 1972. He has commanded U.S., United Nations and NATO forces in Croatia, Macedonia and Kosovo and had leading roles in homeland security and disaster response.
From October 1999 to July 2001, he was the state training officer for the North Carolina Guard. He was appointed adjutant general in July 2001 and served until one year ago.