Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
Col (Ret.) Nancy P. Anderson, USMC


  • Employment and Integration Subcommittee Member


Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Retired
  • Served as Interim CEO, Westmoreland Cultural Trust [2019]
  • Volunteer, Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital for 20 years, Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary [board member for 10 years, and past president], YWCA of Westmoreland County [board member for 8 years and board treasurer for 2 years], YWCA Thrift Shop Volunteer for 8 years, American Red Cross, Westmoreland County Historical Society volunteer and co-chair of multi-million dollar Capital Campaign, Westmoreland County Food Bank, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [at the local/chapter and state/council levels]


Prior Military Service or Affiliation

  • Retired colonel, U.S. Marine Corps


Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • MS, Naval Postgraduate School [1985]
  • Naval War College [1988]
  • National War College [1995]



  • Women in NAACP Community Service Award [2009]
  • YWCA President’s Award for significant volunteer service [2011]
  • Red Cross Carol Navarre Memorial Award for outstanding volunteerism [2011]
  • National Board Member, MOAA [2009-2014]
  • Secretary, MOAA PA Council of Chapters [2013-present]
  • MOAA Leadership Award for exceptional volunteer contributions [2019]
  • Westmoreland County Lifetime of Service celebration, with husband, Charles, with proclamations from the PA Senate, House of Representatives and the Westmoreland County Commissioners [2019]


Employment and Integration Subcommittee Member
Col (Ret.) Nancy P. Anderson, USMC