Lisa Ingram joined the Army Reserves in 2001 seeking a new challenge having previously had no military experience. After attending an Army Insight weekend at Pirbright, Lisa questioned her own ability and initially was unsure whether to proceed with her application. The Army Recruiting team, seeing her potential, encouraged Lisa to continue with her application. Lisa accepted the challenge and was enlisted into 151 Regiment RLC.
Lisa completed her recruit training at Bordon, where she excelled, standing head and shoulders above the other recruits in her course. She successfully completed recruit Phase 1 Training and was awarded best recruit within her Platoon. Private Ingram moved on to complete her Phase 2 driver trade training, including obtaining her C + E LGV licences.
In 2003 she was mobilised and deployed to IRAQ on Operation TELIC 2 and spent 4 months at Basra Palace with 19 Mech Brigade driving around southern Iraq as part of the Motorised Transport section. Pte Ingram continued to push herself completing various Career Leadership and Management Courses and polishing her skills reaching the top of her trade and beign promoted to Corporal
With absolute commitment Corporal Ingram developed her skills further. She gained instructor qualifications in Skill at Arms, Land Navigation, Battlefield Casualty Drills and defence Train the Trainer. Cpl Ingram joined the Regimental Recruit Training Team putting her skills to good use teaching new recruits. She also provided instructor support to the Army Training Unit South at Pirbright.
Cpl Ingram developed a keen interest in shooting which began in 2002. She became top shot at the Regimental Skill at Arms competition and soon joined the Regimental shooting team. During her first year shooting she was within the top 50 Army Reservists competing at Bisley. She has been in the top 20 every year since, achieving 2nd place in 2015 and has been within the top 4 in 2016 and 2017.
As a result of her continuous excellent performance Cpl Ingram was selected to represent the Army Reserve Operational Shooting Team and has competed in numerous international competitions. On seven occasions has been part of the winning team. Cpl Ingram has won the RLC Corps Operational Shooting Competition on 4 occasions. Cpl Ingram's enthusiasm for competing has also led to her taking part in the Courage Trophy and The Gore Trophy military skills completions for the past 3 years, being part of winning female and mixed teams.