The Naval Sea Cadets Corps (NSCC) is a program for young men and women, ages 13 - 17. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is a program for young men and women, ages 11-13. The Sea Cadets program gives the Cadets a chance to learn about the Navy Life, seamanship and citizenship
On September 10, 1962, Congress chartered The Naval Sea Cadet Corp. Since then, units all over the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam have been providing Cadets with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, build character and become productive citizens, in a drug and alcohol free environment.
Honor, Courage and Commitment is the Navy’s motto, the adult volunteers strive to teach these ideals, along with practical naval knowledge. Cadets and League Cadets are taught naval history, basic seaman skills, and marching commands. The Cadets are given the opportunity to advance in rank, and earn ribbons like actual naval members, through naval course work and advanced training offered by the Cadet Corp.
The Cadets can participate in advanced trainings such as Airman, Culinary Arts, Judge Advocate General (JAG), Fire Fighting, Marksmanship, Music, Seamanship and even SEAL Training to name just a few. They can earn the opportunity to participate in a foreign exchange program, as well as the opportunity to check out either the Naval or the Coast Guard Academies. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps also provides the opportunity to earn college scholarships.
While participation in the Sea Cadet Corps in no way obligates participants to serve in the Navy, those that choose to enlist in the Armed Forces might be eligible to earn an advanced pay grade bases on their Sea Cadet performance.
If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact our unit, or visit one of our regularly scheduled meetings, the Cadets and adult volunteers would be happy to answer any questions.
A Cadet must be a US Citizen, 11 - 18 years of age and be enroll in school (public, private or home school program). Must be of good moral character, be unmarried, not pregnant, drug free and be free of felony convictions. Also the Cadets must take a physical examination similar to a high school sports examination.***
***A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.
Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth. NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.