Since receiving her commission in May 1972, Rear Admiral Lescavage has held numerous senior executive leadership positions. 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 a 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 world wide and for 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.
Other assignments include: National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland; Naval Hospital Philadelphia; and the Navy 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. Nancy J. Lescavage recently served as the 20th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps and was the Commander, Naval Medical Education and Training Command, Bethesda, Maryland. Rear Admiral Lescavage currently is assigned TRICARE Regional Office – West, San Diego, California.