Mr. Ingold

Principal Deputy Chief of Legislative Liaison

Mr. Bernard Ingold

Mr. Bernard Ingold was appointed as Principal Deputy Chief, Legislative Liaison on June 6th, 2010. The Principal Deputy provides guidance, supervision, and synchronization for the daily activities of the Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison.

Mr. Ingold joined Office of Chief, Legislative Liaison in 1999 as the Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel. In addition to supervising the daily operations of the division, Mr. Ingold managed the Army’s Legislative program. He also represented Army interests in Congressional investigations, coordinated the confirmation process for over 25 senior Army civilian officials, and served as Army liaison to Congress on issues concerning acquisition policy, service contracts, and contingency contracting operations.

Mr. Ingold was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in 1954. He received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1975 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas in 1979. He earned Masters of Law degrees from the Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal School and Center in 1987 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990. Mr. Ingold attended the Industrial College of Armed Forces in 2004 where he earned a Master of Science in Resource Strategy.

Mr. Ingold received a direct commission in the U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 1979. His assignments include Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, Appellate Defense Counsel for the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency in Falls Church, Virginia, instructor and branch chief in the Administrative Law Division, Judge Advocate General’s School, in Charlottesville, Virginia, and as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in Berlin, Germany. Mr. Ingold served as a legislative counsel in the Office, Chief of Legislative Liaison from 1993 to 1996. In his last assignment on active duty, he was the Deputy Director, Office of Legal Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) until his retirement in 1999.

Mr. Ingold’s military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Army Achievement Medal. Mr. Ingold also was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award.