A native of Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Ed Ingles earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in April, 1984. He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island in October 1984 as a direct accession Engineering Duty Officer. In March, 1985 he reported to USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), serving in a variety of billets in the Engineering Department including Repair Division Officer and Boilers Officer, and completed two deployments to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
In June 1991 he earned Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his next duty assignment he completed a refit and patrol on USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) as part of the Engineering Duty Dolphin Program.
Ingles reported to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in August 1992 where his duties included Non-Nuclear and Nuclear Ship Superintendent, Ship Safety Officer, and Zone Manager on a variety of Los Angeles Class submarine availabilities. He also completed the Engineering Duty Officer Dolphin Program and was designated as an Engineering Duty Officer Qualified in Submarines.
In January 1996 he reported to USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) as the Main Propulsion Assistant, where he completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf. The ship earned the Engineering Red “E” for both 1996 and 1997.
In July 1998 he reported to Trident Refit Facility, Bangor, Wash. as the Planning Officer where his responsibilities included engineering, quality assurance, and refit planning for eight ballistic missile submarines and various surface ships and aircraft carriers.
In August 2001 he reported to the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair, Newport News, Virginia as the Submarine and Surface Ship Repair Project Officer. During this tour he supervised several Los Angeles Class submarine availabilities as well as an extended docking availability of USS Enterprise (CVN 65). He was then assigned to supervise the construction of USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). He retired from the U.S. Navy in June 2004 as a Commander.
Ingles began his Civil Service career in July 2004 as the Assistant Material Officer at Naval Submarine Support Command, Bangor, Wash., where he managed the maintenance and modernization of eight ballistic missile submarines and two guided missile submarines.
In May 2006 he began a series of progressively more responsible assignments at Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pacific Northwest (IMF), later Trident Refit Facility, Bangor Wash. TRFB’s primary mission is the maintenance and modernization of the Pacific Fleet ballistic missile submarine force. From May2006 to January 2008 he served as the Quality Assurance Manager where his responsibilities included the SUBSAFE and Radiation Safety programs, non-destructive testing, and chemical analysis. From January 2008 to January 2009 he served as the Planning and Logistics Manager, where his duties included engineering, quality assurance, and refit planning. Since January 2009, he has served as the IMF Program Director/TRFB Executive Director, where he is responsible for the execution of the Trident Class Maintenance Plan (planned maintenance, corrective maintenance, and modernization) for the eight ballistic missile submarines of the Pacific Fleet.