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Lory Manning

USN (Ret.)


Captain Lory Manning, USN, (Ret.) served for more than 25 years in the U.S. Navy. She was a telecommunications specialist who commanded Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Diego Garcia, (in the remote British Indian Ocean Territory) with a mixed-gender crew of over 350 people. During her final tour of active duty, she served as Deputy to the Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Personal Readiness and Family Support where her varied responsibilities included oversight, development, and continuing evaluation of the Navy’s physical fitness standards Captain Manning serves as the director of the Women in the Military Project at the Women’s Research & Education Institute in Washington, DC.