Spotlight Sailor – CAPT Nancy Lacore
CAPT Nancy Lacore
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Captain, Selected Reserve
Secretary, Board of Directors, Wounded Wear
Albany, New York
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.