Military Bios

Rear Admiral Nancy J. Lescavage:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Nurse Corps Director of the Navy Nurse Corps Commander, Naval Medical Education and Training Command
Rear Admiral Nancy J. Lescavage is the 20th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps and the Commander, Naval Medical Education and Training Command, Bethesda, Maryland.
Rear Adm. Lescavage is a native of Port Carbon, Pa., and is a licensed registered nurse in that state. Her diploma in Nursing is from Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Reading, Pa. She received a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland and a Graduate Degree from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing/Wharton School of Business.
Receiving her commission in May 1972, Rear Admiral Lescavage has held numerous senior executive leadership positions to include: Deputy Assistant Chief for Health Care Operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (1999 2001) Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas (1997 1999) Executive Officer, Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois (1995 1997) Commanding Officer, Fleet Hospital Five (1995 1997)
Additionally, she served as a Congressional Fellow in the Office of United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye [D-Hawaii] (March 1993 January 1995).
Quickly recognized as an authority on the legislative process and its application to health care, she provided critical liaison with the White House and health care task forces concerning National Health Care Reform issues. From August 1989 to March 1993, as Senior Health Facilities Planner for the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Rear Adm. Lescavage was responsible for the planning and design of military medical construction projects worldwide performing comprehensive health care and cost-benefit analyses in support of DoD initiatives.
Prior to her Department of Defense assignments, she was in charge of the Recruit Medical Clinic at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. The clinic was responsible for providing medical care of approximately 40, 000 recruits annually.
Other assignments include: National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md.; Naval Hospital Philadelphia; and, the Medical Clinic, United States Embassy, London. During these assignments, she gained expertise in the specialties of Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Operating Room, Obstetrics, Neonatology, Recovery Room, Ambulatory Care, Cardiac Surgery, Medicine and General Surgery.
Rear Adm. Lescavage has had numerous articles published and has been a keynote speaker on many occasions on a variety of topics. She is the recipient of the Legion of Merit Medal (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy Commendation Medal, the Tri-Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, several unit commendations, and the General George Joulwan Achievement Award.
Updated: 17 July 2003


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