RDML Nancy S. Lacore
Chief of Staff, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa /
U.S. Sixth Fleet
Rear Adm. Nancy S. Lacore is a
native of Albany, New York. She graduated in 1990 from the College of the
Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received her commission from the
Naval 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 8 in Norfolk, Virginia and 3 in San Diego, California
as well as Commander, Helicopter Tactical Wing Pacific. She affiliated
with the Navy Reserve in 2000.
Her staff assignments include Navy
Reserve (NR) Naval Air Wings Pacific in San Diego, California and NR Commander
Amphibious Squadron 4 Detachment 104 in Bessemer, Alabama. She served as
the executive officer of NR Tactical Air Control Squadron 2186 and NR Commander
Strike Force Training Atlantic, and as the chief staff officer for NR Commander
2nd Fleet Joint Force Air Component Commander, 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
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet 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 the Navy Reserve chief staff officer at U.S.
Fleet Forces in 2017, from which she mobilized to serve as the commanding
officer, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Her personal awards include the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal,
Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and other campaign and unit
commendations. She accumulated approximately 1300 flight hours in
Lacore assumed duties as Chief of Staff,
U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa, and U.S. Sixth Fleet in July 2020.