Ashore, Capt.Lacey attended Naval Submarine School, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Air Command and Staff College of the Air University, and the College of Naval Warfare. He also was Division Officer director of the operations and maintenance program and budget office at the Naval Sea Systems Command
Previous at-sea assignments include tours as First Lieutenant aboard the icebreaker, USS Edisto (AGB 2), Weapons Officer on board the submarine, USS Redfin (SS 272), Engineer Officer in the submarine, USS Carp (SS 338), Operations Officer and Navigator aboard the submarine, USS Trumpetfish (SS 425), Operations Officer in the guided-missile cruiser, USS Albany (CG-10) and Commanding Officer of the destroyer, USS Forrest Sherman (DD 931).
Captain Lacey wears the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Antarctic Expeditionary Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
He is married to the former Rebecca Elizabeth Tuttle of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and they have two children, Karen and John