Ski Ingram – America, Land of Promise and Destiny
Ski Ingram- Patriot, Airborne Ranger, Combat Infintry, Bronze Star, Special Forces, Vice Detective,
Presentation: “America, Land of Promise and Destiny”
Helping to make America Great
Ski Ingram developed his love for America and her promise early in life. He was raised in beautiful southern California, learning and living the gospel of Jesus Christ from his youth, and finding many opportunities to serve his church and community.
While preparing to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, his life took a sudden turn when he was drafted into the United States Army. He trained with Special Forces before being sent to Viet Nam where he served with an Airborne Ranger company. He served with the Army in Viet Nam, the United States, and Germany as a medic, a Ranger Scout, a weapons and demolitions expert, and a Range Safety Officer for a NATO training area. Ski was awarded several medals, most notably the Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) and the Bronze Star. After leaving the regular Army, Ski attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserves where he served for several years with 12th Special Forces Group.
Ski returned to southern California, married his wife Diane, and raised four children. After the military, he worked for 22 years as a police officer for the Long Beach Police Department. Again, it was his love for country and his fellowman that prompted this career choice, which brought him great satisfaction. He worked in law enforcement as a patrol officer, a training officer, a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and DRE instructor, a Narcotics enforcement officer, and an undercover Vice detective. Ski received his degree in Criminal Justice and had numerous specialized training courses during his career in law enforcement. Ski was medically retired in 2004 after receiving a career-ending injury.
Ski was very involved in Boy Scouting throughout his life. He has been a Scoutmaster on two different occasions and held many positions on the District Committee, including District Chairman and Wood Badge Course, Director (Scoutmaster). He has been awarded Scoutmaster of the Year and the Silver Beaver award.
After retiring from police work, Ski moved his family to St. George Utah and opened his own private detective agency called Code 5 Enterprises LLC. He was appointed by Governor Gary Herbert to the state’s Bureau of Criminal Identification overseeing the licensing of private investigators in the state.
Ski has been very active in the veterans community in Utah. He was the Adjutant for American Legion Post 90 in St. George, representing the Post by leading several community events. Ski was appointed by the Mayor of St. George, John Pike, to the city’s Veterans Advisory Board. Ski is a life member of five different Veteran Service Organizations and is a Patriot member of the NRA.
While in St. George Ski began writing an opinion piece called “A Veterans Thoughts” each month for the local newspaper. He has also been published in Public Square Magazine and Meridian Magazine.
Ski and his wife now live in Gilbert, Arizona where they are both active in their Ward. They both have had many callings in the wards and stakes where they have resided.
Virtual Expo April 2021