U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps This is the official NHQ sponsored page for the USNSCC. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is for American youth ages 13-17 who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.

Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for boys and girls

Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for boys and girls

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Congratulations to the USNSCC Idaho Training Command for hosting their first-ever Sea Cadet Recruit Training this week a...
12/30/2021

Congratulations to the USNSCC Idaho Training Command for hosting their first-ever Sea Cadet Recruit Training this week at Gowen Air National Guard Base in Boise, Idaho. The cadets are learning teamwork, seamanship skills, first aid, knot tying, naval terminology, naval history, and damage control. Recruit Training is the first training all new cadets need when entering the program. After successful completion of Recruit Training, cadets are eligible to attend other advanced training within the program. This is the first time the Idaho Training Command has held Recruit Training at Gowen Field. The staff looks forward to offering more trainings in the future.
#experience #learning #growthmindset #adventure #training #seacadets

Congratulations to the USNSCC Idaho Training Command for hosting their first-ever Sea Cadet Recruit Training this week at Gowen Air National Guard Base in Boise, Idaho. The cadets are learning teamwork, seamanship skills, first aid, knot tying, naval terminology, naval history, and damage control. Recruit Training is the first training all new cadets need when entering the program. After successful completion of Recruit Training, cadets are eligible to attend other advanced training within the program. This is the first time the Idaho Training Command has held Recruit Training at Gowen Field. The staff looks forward to offering more trainings in the future.
#experience #learning #growthmindset #adventure #training #seacadets

Congratulations to Viking Division's Chief Dhiren Michael Kettish on his selection to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Earl...
12/30/2021

Congratulations to Viking Division's Chief Dhiren Michael Kettish on his selection to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Earlier this year, Chief Kettish attended and received the top honor graduate from the Coast Guard's Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) one-week summer program. On behalf of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, we congratulate you on achieving this major life milestone. We are so proud of your accomplishments, and we wish you much success!

Congratulations to Viking Division's Chief Dhiren Michael Kettish on his selection to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Earlier this year, Chief Kettish attended and received the top honor graduate from the Coast Guard's Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) one-week summer program. On behalf of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, we congratulate you on achieving this major life milestone. We are so proud of your accomplishments, and we wish you much success!

The Southington Community YMCA presented this year’s Youth Leadership Award to local high school students who are making...
12/30/2021

The Southington Community YMCA presented this year’s Youth Leadership Award to local high school students who are making positive contributions in their communities. Congratulations to Sea Cadet Petty Officer 2nd Class Elijah Hammond, representing Barque Eagle Division, who received this accolade.

“I feel like the most important thing that you can have in your life is to be well-rounded. The more things you do in life, the more you get a sense of what life has to offer and if I do as much as I can now, I’ll know what I want to do as an adult,” he said.

A member of the Southington High School Key Club, Sea Cadets Corps, Drama Club, Math Club and lacrosse team, Hammond said it’s important for him to stay busy to enrich his growth.
https://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/Southington/Southington-News/Southington-YMCA-names-person-of-the-year.html

The Southington Community YMCA presented this year’s Youth Leadership Award to local high school students who are making positive contributions in their communities. Congratulations to Sea Cadet Petty Officer 2nd Class Elijah Hammond, representing Barque Eagle Division, who received this accolade.

“I feel like the most important thing that you can have in your life is to be well-rounded. The more things you do in life, the more you get a sense of what life has to offer and if I do as much as I can now, I’ll know what I want to do as an adult,” he said.

A member of the Southington High School Key Club, Sea Cadets Corps, Drama Club, Math Club and lacrosse team, Hammond said it’s important for him to stay busy to enrich his growth.
https://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/Southington/Southington-News/Southington-YMCA-names-person-of-the-year.html

Thanks to the  ATC New England training contingent for this photo of one of their Sea Cadets participating in the traini...
12/30/2021

Thanks to the ATC New England training contingent for this photo of one of their Sea Cadets participating in the training. Sea Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class Perry at Perry Hall who was named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie in the war of 1812, as well as his brother Commodore Matthew Perry. Are we looking at another future great leader named Perry?
#learning #training #adventure #opportunities
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12/29/2021

Choose adventure with the U.S Naval Sea Cadet Corps! Take a ride along with the Sea Cadets in the historic HU-1 Huey helicopter. Thank you to Friends of Army Aviation for your service and a safe ride!
#aviation #experience #opportunities #learning #adventure

Amazing training opportunities for our League Cadets this week to include Photojournalism training in San Luis Obispo, C...
12/29/2021

Amazing training opportunities for our League Cadets this week to include Photojournalism training in San Luis Obispo, California. Photos courtesy of LT Linda Wright.

Amazing training opportunities for our League Cadets this week to include Photojournalism training in San Luis Obispo, California. Photos courtesy of LT Linda Wright.

12/28/2021

FacebookLive of U.S. Naval Sea Cadet PO3 Dabb, youngest member of the Classic Diving Organization, LLC. He recently participated as a crew member and safety diver for the USS Utah live dive broadcast with the National Park Service due to his vast experience with the MK-V diving apparatus. Dabb is attending Petty Officer Leadership Academy in Newport, Rhode Island and is sharing his experiences with other Sea Cadets.
https://fb.watch/ab2PmkOqJl/

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet PO3 Dabb is the youngest member of the Classic Diving Organization, LLC, and participates in deep-s...
12/28/2021
16-year-old Sea Cadet Participates in Historic World War II Dive in Pearl Harbor

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet PO3 Dabb is the youngest member of the Classic Diving Organization, LLC, and participates in deep-sea dives on historic vessels. As part of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Dabb participated as a crew member and safety diver for the USS Utah live dive broadcast with the National Park Service due to his vast experience with the MK-V diving apparatus.

As part of Sea Cadet winter training, Dabb is attending Petty Officer Leadership Academy in Newport, Rhode Island and is sharing his experiences with other Sea Cadets. Read his amazing story.
https://www.seacadets.org/post/16-year-old-sea-cadet-participates-in-historic-world-war-ii-dive-in-pearl-harbor

NEWPORT, Rhode Island – Sixteen-year-old Sea Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class Jack Dabb, from Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) Division in Camden, New Jersey, attended a Sea Cadet Leadership Training in Newport and had an opportunity to share a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Dec. 28. The commanding offi...

Wow! Congratulations to Chief Jackson Winner representing the Capitol Battalion who received two Academy Appointments – ...
12/27/2021

Wow! Congratulations to Chief Jackson Winner representing the Capitol Battalion who received two Academy Appointments – The U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy. You can guess which one he favors! Go Navy, Beat Army!

Your appointment is the result of YOUR hard work in school, athletics, community service, and the Sea Cadets. The amazing support of your parents throughout your entire life truly makes them the most deserving of thanks. Here’s a grateful thank you to all the parents of Sea Cadets and volunteers who support them as they build and inspire leaders like Jackson Winner!

Additionally, Jackson is also strongly considering Marine Corps Aviation and we wish him the very best on behalf of the entire U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Wow! Congratulations to Chief Jackson Winner representing the Capitol Battalion who received two Academy Appointments – The U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy. You can guess which one he favors! Go Navy, Beat Army!

Your appointment is the result of YOUR hard work in school, athletics, community service, and the Sea Cadets. The amazing support of your parents throughout your entire life truly makes them the most deserving of thanks. Here’s a grateful thank you to all the parents of Sea Cadets and volunteers who support them as they build and inspire leaders like Jackson Winner!

Additionally, Jackson is also strongly considering Marine Corps Aviation and we wish him the very best on behalf of the entire U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

12/27/2021

Thank you to so many Sea Cadet units throughout our nation who assisted Wreaths Across America in wreath-laying ceremonies on Dec. 18. Wreaths Across America coordinated wreath laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. At some of these locations, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps units provided color guard detachments, honor guards, unloading of wreaths, wreath-laying, and an assortment of other support offered to ensure that across America, we helped to Remember, Honor, and Teach the next generation about service and freedom.

Thanks to the Sea Cadet units who provided photos, including, but not limited to CSRA Battalion, SN Craig B. Wibberley "Pathfinders" Division, NWS Earle Division, Baton Rouge Division, Robert I Rudy Division, Sea Eagle Squadron, Abraham Lincoln Division, Centurion Battalion, Dan Healey Division, Black Eagles Squadron, Little Rock Division, American Victory Division, Fresno Battalion, Viking Division, Battleship Missouri Division, Forrestal Squadron, John T. Dempster Division, Roseburg Division, Tennessee BB-43 Division, Greater Ozarks Division, Squadron One Division, Lone Star Division, Dealey Division, Carson City Division, Lexington Division, Battleship Utah Division, Robert I Rudy Division, NCBC Battalion, Arkansas Division, William E. Taylor Division, and New York Division.

Thank you David G. Ouellet Division Sea Cadets and adult volunteers who worked alongside Capt. Lester Waas American Legi...
12/27/2021

Thank you David G. Ouellet Division Sea Cadets and adult volunteers who worked alongside Capt. Lester Waas American Legion Post No. 3 members and community volunteers to cook, serve, and deliver more than 600 warm meals in the Cape Ann, Massachusetts area on Christmas Day!
#service #volunteer #experiences #opportunities #communitymatters #communitysupport #communityservice #veterans

Thank you David G. Ouellet Division Sea Cadets and adult volunteers who worked alongside Capt. Lester Waas American Legion Post No. 3 members and community volunteers to cook, serve, and deliver more than 600 warm meals in the Cape Ann, Massachusetts area on Christmas Day!
#service #volunteer #experiences #opportunities #communitymatters #communitysupport #communityservice #veterans

Thank you to the David G. Ouellet Division Sea Cadets, adult volunteers, and other community members who will be assisti...
12/24/2021
Free Christmas meals for those in need

Thank you to the David G. Ouellet Division Sea Cadets, adult volunteers, and other community members who will be assisting the Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Post No. 3 members cook and deliver more than 600 holiday ham dinners to the elderly, shut-in, veterans and needy in Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, Ipswich and Hamilton on Christmas Day.

"It is especially gratifying to see the spirit and 'can do' attitude of the Sea Cadets that they bring to this mission," said Legion Post Commander Mark L. Nestor. "Not only does having the Sea Cadets as volunteers on Christmas Day lessen the challenge of having enough volunteers to serve and deliver so many meals, but they serve as a shining example of the youth of this great city in how they reach out to help those less fortunate in these extremely trying and frightening times. They are our next generation and they are ready."

Read the full story, https://news.yahoo.com/free-christmas-meals-those-000200308.html

Dec. 21—Local food pantries, volunteer groups and other generous folks will once again be dishing up dinner for anyone in need of a Christmas meal this week. The Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Post No. 3 members and a "legion" of volunteers, including Sea Cadets from the Gloucester-based Dav...

Thank you to Sea Cadets across this nation who are active volunteers in their communities. Their contributions are makin...
12/24/2021

Thank you to Sea Cadets across this nation who are active volunteers in their communities. Their contributions are making a real difference while they gain experiences and opportunities. Here's to the Spruance Division and the USS Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadet units for participating in in beach clean-up efforts earlier this month. Photos courtesy of @kirkenglehardt.

Thank you to Sea Cadets across this nation who are active volunteers in their communities. Their contributions are making a real difference while they gain experiences and opportunities. Here's to the Spruance Division and the USS Fort Lauderdale Sea Cadet units for participating in in beach clean-up efforts earlier this month. Photos courtesy of @kirkenglehardt.

All week long we will be posting photos of Sea Cadet units who supported Wreaths Across America on Dec. 18. Bravo Zulu t...
12/21/2021

All week long we will be posting photos of Sea Cadet units who supported Wreaths Across America on Dec. 18.

Bravo Zulu to Sea Cadets from the Viking Division for supporting the Ketoctin Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Preservationist Kenneth Fleming recounted the history of the Ketoctin church, which dates back to 1751. Fourteen Revolutionary War soldiers, 32 veterans of the War of 1812, and 30 veterans from the American Civil War are buried on the grounds, in addition to those who fought in America’s wars around the globe.

“Lying here before us and in cemeteries throughout this nation are men and women who gave their lives so that we can live in freedom and without fear,” said Ketoctin Chapter DAR Regent Kecia Brown during the opening ceremony. “The United States of America was founded on ideals of freedom, justice, and equality. Our nation stands as a shining beacon of liberty and freedom to the world. We thank those who gave their lives to keep us free and we shall not forget you."

View the article and imagery: https://loudounnow.com/2021/12/18/loudoun-war-veterans-honored-at-cemetery-wreath-laying/

All week long we will be posting photos of Sea Cadet units who supported Wreaths Across America on Dec. 18.

Bravo Zulu to Sea Cadets from the Viking Division for supporting the Ketoctin Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Preservationist Kenneth Fleming recounted the history of the Ketoctin church, which dates back to 1751. Fourteen Revolutionary War soldiers, 32 veterans of the War of 1812, and 30 veterans from the American Civil War are buried on the grounds, in addition to those who fought in America’s wars around the globe.

“Lying here before us and in cemeteries throughout this nation are men and women who gave their lives so that we can live in freedom and without fear,” said Ketoctin Chapter DAR Regent Kecia Brown during the opening ceremony. “The United States of America was founded on ideals of freedom, justice, and equality. Our nation stands as a shining beacon of liberty and freedom to the world. We thank those who gave their lives to keep us free and we shall not forget you."

View the article and imagery: https://loudounnow.com/2021/12/18/loudoun-war-veterans-honored-at-cemetery-wreath-laying/

Here's another proud parent moment. Thanks to Roseburg Division's Ensign Shelley Johnson for sharing this latest share-w...
12/21/2021

Here's another proud parent moment. Thanks to Roseburg Division's Ensign Shelley Johnson for sharing this latest share-worthy moment! Bravo Zulu to the newest Sea Cadet Chief Conner Doppelmayr pinned on Dec. 18 by his mentor and former Roseburg Division Chief - U.S. Navy Airman Kaleb Clements. Family, friends, and community members gathered to celebrate the moment. His father, Matthew Johnson, a Navy veteran, presented his cover. Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Little discussed the role of Chief Petty Officers and their importance. Other community members from the Portland-Blueback Council of the Navy League of the United States, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Region 13-1 Director, and mentors attended to inspire and encourage this leader. Photo by Dan and Becky Wilson.

Here's another proud parent moment. Thanks to Roseburg Division's Ensign Shelley Johnson for sharing this latest share-worthy moment! Bravo Zulu to the newest Sea Cadet Chief Conner Doppelmayr pinned on Dec. 18 by his mentor and former Roseburg Division Chief - U.S. Navy Airman Kaleb Clements. Family, friends, and community members gathered to celebrate the moment. His father, Matthew Johnson, a Navy veteran, presented his cover. Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Little discussed the role of Chief Petty Officers and their importance. Other community members from the Portland-Blueback Council of the Navy League of the United States, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Region 13-1 Director, and mentors attended to inspire and encourage this leader. Photo by Dan and Becky Wilson.

Here's another #MondayMotivation post, as well as proud parent and Sea Cadet unit moment. Thanks to his COTC LT John Dun...
12/20/2021

Here's another #MondayMotivation post, as well as proud parent and Sea Cadet unit moment. Thanks to his COTC LT John Duncan and LT Greg Hall, NSCC, Commanding Officer Training Contingent, Submarine Training Command, for sharing this update on a former Sea Cadet from Black Eagles Squadron. Congratulations to former Sea Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class Jack Sheldon who graduated from U.S. Navy training at Naval Submarine Base Bangor and was promoted to ETN1. Congratulations ETN1 Sheldon, we are so proud of you and your accomplishments.
#USN #navy #science #education #submarine

Here's another #MondayMotivation post, as well as proud parent and Sea Cadet unit moment. Thanks to his COTC LT John Duncan and LT Greg Hall, NSCC, Commanding Officer Training Contingent, Submarine Training Command, for sharing this update on a former Sea Cadet from Black Eagles Squadron. Congratulations to former Sea Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class Jack Sheldon who graduated from U.S. Navy training at Naval Submarine Base Bangor and was promoted to ETN1. Congratulations ETN1 Sheldon, we are so proud of you and your accomplishments.
#USN #navy #science #education #submarine

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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.

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The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Dixon AS-37 division got the chance to show off their unit by participating in the City of Lafayette greater Christmas Parade sponsored by Greater Lafayette Commerce Hooya cadets! We are ALL extremely proud of the way you represented yourselves, your city, and your corps!
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Excellent job today by the Cadets of NWS Earle Division. Our elves assisted MWR in bringing holiday cheer to our local military families. Frosty, Rudolph and Plucky the Penguin visited with all the kids. Finally a few select elves escorted the families to visit Mrs. Claus for cookies and Santa for a special gift! It was a great night!!
With U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, anything is possible ⚓ #GoNavyBeatArmy
#parents #parentslove Thanks to U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps for sharing this video! As we get ready to cheer on the 122nd annual Army-Navy game, here’s a spirit spot featuring proud parents of a former Sea Cadet now a Junior (Cow) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Cadet Ezra Gavilan was chosen to participate in this spirit spot for his professionalism, military bearing, and dedication. He is joined by his mother Chey Gavilan and her husband, Rafael Gavilan, a 1984 graduate of West Point. U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a nation-wide youth organization for young men and women ages 10 to 17 providing unique and valuable experiences that incorporate hands on learning and teamwork in the sea services For more information about the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, visit www.seacadets.org.
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Congratulations to Joshua Ward on his recent acceptance to Morehouse! He’s #inthenumber and we can’t wait to welcome him to The House! #Repost U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps ・・・ Congratulations to Sea Cadet Chief Joshua Ward of the San Joaquin County Division on his acceptance to the prestigious Morehouse College. • For the past 154 years, Morehouse College has transformed future leaders who have positively impacted societies and industries alike. Selected for his academic achievements, community involvement, and leadership, Chief Ward will contribute to Morehouse College's longstanding history of building leaders. We are so proud of you, Chief Ward on your acceptance to Morehouse College. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadets are committed to building and inspiring leaders of character like Chief Ward. • The Sea Cadets' mission builds leaders with character by instilling the highest ideals of Honor, Respect, Commitment, and Service. • #Navy #Marines #CoastGuard #Army #AirForce #SpaceForce #Leaders #TeamBuilding #Military #MilitaryLife #Veteran #Veterans #Volunteer #Fi****ms #Fitness #Fun #ForgedbytheSea #Honor #Courage #Commitment #SEAL #NavySEALs #Frogmen #SEALs #NavyLife #USNSCC
Our #NAWCTSD team is proud to partner with the Netrunners Team from U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Centurion Battalion to bring you a Cyber Patriot XIV Demonstration at the Interservice / Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference Cyber Pavilion in Booth 2870.
The Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Division hosted an Advanced Training and POLA at Camp Shelby Joint Training base near Hattiesburg, MS. The curriculum included; land navigation, urban warfare, laser rifle training, leadership reaction course, military etiquette, USNSCC core values, military obstacle course, hands on military armor and more. A good time and learning experience was had by all.
American Pride Squadron had the privilege this past weekend to March at the Orlando Veterans Day parade. #veterans #veteransday #usnavy #uscoastguard #seacadets U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Central Florida Navy League Lake Nona High School Downtown Orlando #wearelakenona #orlando #americanpride #parade Nonahood News
Our son Kirk was a sea cadet in Pittsburgh from age 13-18. He often says he learned so much at the sea cadets that ROTC was easy for him. SENIOR SPOTLIGHT! Today’s senior spotlight features another one of Alpha Company's OTMs, CDT Kirk Hegarty! CDT Hegarty is from Pittsburgh, PA, and attends the University of Pittsburgh where he is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Irish. He is very involved in ROTC, participating in Ranger Challenge, Ranger Company, Color Guard (Captain last year), recruiting, and OAL OPFOR. This summer, after attending Advanced Camp, CDT Hegarty stayed in Fort Knox to be a MS3 Basic Camp Leader Trainer and then attended​​ CTLT at Fort Hood. At Pitt, he has been involved with Pitt Make a Difference Day, Blankets for Veterans, Valentines for Veterans, Pitt Dance Marathon, Irish Club, and Pitt Club Powerlifting. CDT Hegarty hopes to branch Infantry with the goal to “continuously develop into a better and more effective leader everyday and seize every opportunity available to me.” He also wants to be stationed with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Italy as an Airborne Infantry Officer. A quality that CDT Hegarty has gained through ROTC was adaptability, and his best memory was “having the opportunity to develop and teach cadets and watch them grow and mature as leaders” during his time as the MS3 Trainer. CDT Hegarty’s advice to the younger cadets is that “ROTC is a program that will invest in you as much as you invest in it, it is a program that will give you any and every opportunity to improve not only yourself but those around you. You will meet some of the best, most influential people in your life that will help guide you through all of the good times and the bad times. Look after those to your left and right and they will do exactly the same for you. Hug the good stuff and welcome any and all challenges head on. Above all, have fun and be a sponge, learn as much about yourself and about what interests you as possible, seize every opportunity available and enjoy your time in this program and in school.” His favorite MRE is the chicken burrito bowl because “it’s the perfect balance of good snacks and if you heat it up properly and combine the cheese spread with the main meal it’s pretty similar to an Army version of the burrito bowl from Chipotle”.