[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 182 (Wednesday, November 30, 2011)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E2132-E2133]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                         HON. G.K. BUTTERFIELD

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, November 30, 2011

  Mr. BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the accomplishments 
of a truly great soldier and North Carolinian, Lieutenant General 
William E. Ingram, Jr. In a recent Senate Armed Services Committee 
hearing on November 10th, 2011, Lieutenant General Ingram was confirmed 
as Director of the Army National Guard and on Monday, November 28th, 
2011 he officially assumed the duties of the position. Also on November 
28th, 2011, Lieutenant General Ingram received his new star from Army 
General Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, and Air Force General 
Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau.
  For nearly four decades Lieutenant General Ingram has served our 
nation as an officer in the Army National Guard. He has commanded at 
all levels from platoon to battalion, overseas, and was especially 
effective as the Adjutant General of North Carolina for over nine 
years. I have no doubt in his ability to accomplish the wide-ranging 
requirements placed on the shoulders of the Director of the Army 
National Guard. He will perform his duties well, with honor and 
  Lieutenant General Ingram was born and raised in Elizabeth City, 
North Carolina, and was a longtime resident of Williamston, North 
Carolina. I am proud to say both are located in the First Congressional 
District, which I have the honor of representing. His wife, Lil, has 
also been a tremendous asset to National Guard families and the 
citizens of North Carolina. She has worked tirelessly as an advocate 
for North Carolina National Guard families to help them cope with the 
deployment of family

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members through several children's programs, the Family Readiness 
Program, and even as a co-author of a book for children of Wounded 
  Lieutenant General Ingram is a source of great pride for eastern 
North Carolina. I have witnessed the progression of his career over the 
years and I am very proud to see his dedication, sacrifices, and 
contributions recognized with this appointment and promotion. I offer 
my sincere appreciation for his service to the United States of America 
and the great state of North Carolina. I ask that my colleagues join me 
in congratulating Lieutenant General William E. Ingram, Jr. on 
receiving his recent promotion to the rank of lieutenant general and 
his appointment as Director of the Army National Guard.