Spotlight Sailor – CAPT Nancy Lacore

September 29, 2014
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CAPT Nancy Lacore

Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor


Nancy Lacore


Captain, Selected Reserve

Civilian Job

Secretary, Board of Directors, Wounded Wear


Albany, New York

CAPT Nancy Lacore

CAPT Nancy Lacore

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Spotlight Highlight

Mobilized to Afghanistan in 2011; mother of six children; married to an active duty service member; training for a 160 mile run she calls The Valor Run. The Valor Run will take place October 12-18, in honor of the 160 U.S. military women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The primary purpose of this run is to honor and remember the women who lost their lives in defense of our country. Valor Run is also a fundraiser for two non-profit organizations: The Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA) Memorial and Wounded Wear, a Chesapeake based organization.

How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?

The Navy Reserve allows me to serve without subjecting my family to countless moves.  I have also had the benefit of ‘scalable’ contributory support. There were years when life dictated that I perform the minimum required drills and annual training. Other years, I was able to provide significantly more support, such as several years of active duty support, or longer periods of active duty training.  Most importantly, I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest officers and sailors who continue to serve our country because they want to.

Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?

I completed my active duty aviation commitment and then chose the Navy Reserve because it allowed me the flexibility to support my active duty husband’s career, while continuing to serve and perform regardless of where we lived. I was also attracted to the flexible career paths in the Reserve that would allow me to have a family and still progress in the aviation community.

In my Navy…

people are treated fairly, performance is rewarded, and I get back more from the finest citizen-patriots I work with than I could ever hope to give.

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Mary Anne Vigliante
March 10, 2015 12:59 pm

Captain Nancy,
Please know how proud your alma mater here in Albany (Academy of the Holy Names) is of you. Your devotion to our country and your commitment to helping women make you a role model for our students.

As current Head of School and your former English teacher, I am touched by how closely your life has mirrored the values central to our school’s mission.

One of my favorite quotes is “Let your life speak.” Yours certainly does!


Mary Anne Vigliante, Head of School
Academy of the Holy Names
Albany, New York


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