Rear Adm. Nancy Lacore, a native of Albany, New York, is a 1990 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and her commission from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. She earned a Master of Arts from San Diego State University and is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the National Defense University at the Joint Forces Staff College. She was designated a Naval Aviator in 1993.
Her flying tours include Helicopter Combat Support Squadrons Eight in Norfolk, Virginia and three in San Diego, California as well as Commander, Helicopter Tactical Wing Pacific. She affiliated with the Navy Reserve (NR) in 2000.
Her staff assignments include NR Naval Air Wings Pacific in San Diego, California and NR Commander Amphibious Squadron 4 Detachment 104 in Bessemer, Alabama. She served as executive officer of NR Tactical Air Control Squadron 2186 and NR Commander Strike Force Training Atlantic and as chief staff officer for NR Commander Second Fleet Joint Force Air Component Commander, all in Norfolk, Virginia. She mobilized to serve as the chief of Key Leader Engagement at Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Her command tours include NR Commander Destroyer Squadron 40 Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida NR CNE/CNA/C6F Maritime Partnership Program Detachment 413 in Detroit, Michigan and NR U.S. Fleet Forces Command Maritime and Air Operations Headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. She served in a post-command assignment as NR chief staff officer at U.S. Fleet Forces in 2017, from which she mobilized to serve as commanding officer, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Lacore’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign and unit awards. She accumulated approximately 1300 flight hours in military aircraft.
Lacore is the 93rd commandant of Naval District Washington.
Last Updated: 21 June 2022