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Master Chief Inger was born in Ontario, OR and graduated from Weiser High School in Weiser, ID and enlisted in the Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer (12B) in June 1988.  He then laterally converted to the Navy in May 1991 and was assigned to Recruit Training in San Diego, CA followed by Damage Controlman 'A' school in Treasure Island, CA until October 1991.

Master Chief Inger’s previous sea tours include USS CONQUEST (MSO 488) as a maintenance technician, USS RAINIER (AOE 7) as Work Center Supervisor, USS ELLIOT (DD 967) as R Division Leading Petty Officer, USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) as Repair Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and Ships Fire Marshall and USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58) as Command Master Chief.

Previous shore assignments include Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL as a Recruit Division Commander (RDC).  He was later assigned to Instruct and as well as serve as LCPO of RDC ‘C’ School by the Director of Training.  His other shore duty assignments include Senior Enlisted Leader, Center for Naval Engineering, Learning Site Mayport, FL and an overseas installation command as Command Master Chief for Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory.

He is currently serving as the Command Master Chief for Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron FOUR ZERO.

Master Chief Inger is a graduate of the U. S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy 119(Gold) and the CMC/COB course 67.  His personal decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (six awards), and various unit and campaign awards