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.
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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, at least 10 but not yet 14 years old, who are interested in the sea and ships, and our nation's seagoing services. The Navy League program is designed to introduce young people to maritime and military life, and to prepare them for later entrance into the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Mission: "...through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy, to encourage and aid American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues." - NSCC Charter - 36 USC 1541 Since 1958 the Naval Sea Cadet Corps has been committed to providing American youth with a drug and alcohol free environment to foster their leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training and guide them to becoming mature young adults. Sea Cadet organizations exist in most of the maritime nations of the world. Recognizing the value of these organizations in educating youth in maritime matters, the Department of the Navy requested the Navy League of the United States to establish a similar program for American youth. The Navy League agreed to do so and formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in 1958. Recognizing the importance and benefits of the NSCC, Congress on September 10, 1962 federally incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps under Public Law 87-655 (36 USC 1541). Today, the NSCC has formed partnerships with organizations such as the Foundation for Teaching Economics and the Flying Midshipman Association to offer cadets broader opportunities in areas of leadership and aviation. The NSCC also took an active part in the creation of the International Sea Cadet Association (ISCA). The ISCA is an association of Sea Cadet Corps' from around the world, whose main objective is to facilitate exchanges of cadets between member countries.

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11/27/2020
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G I V I N G  T H A N K SAs we close out one of the most unique years in our program’s history, we are thankful for each ...
11/27/2020

G I V I N G T H A N K S

As we close out one of the most unique years in our program’s history, we are thankful for each and every one of you.

To our cadets:

Thank you for your patience this year. Thank you for your steadfast dedication to your shipmates. When the world shut down, you never lost a beat. You were ready to train, to learn, and to lead. From our Senior Leadership Cadet Council to our local unit leaders, from the newest recruits, to our motivated League Cadets—thank you. Thank you for your flexibility, your ingenuity, and your commitment to the Sea Cadets. Together you proved that greatness has no age.

To our parents and guardians:

Thank you for allowing us to train your sons and daughters. Over the course of the year, you have stepped in to evaluate PRTs, set up zoom accounts, and for some of you, drive your cadet in everyday for our Phase 2 trainings.

From the countless hours spent studying with your cadets, to motivating them when times got tough—we are thankful for you. Thank you for the trust you place in us everyday to help build your sons and daughters into leaders rooted in the character you have instilled in them.

To our volunteers:

No words can encompass the gratitude we have for each of you. This year, we have been reminded of the incredible dedication you have to our cadets.

You are innovative, compassionate, committed, and giving. Giving of your time, your energy, your vacation hours...the list could go on forever. Innovative in the trainings you have created, the virtual drills you have held. Compassionate to a Corps of Cadets tired of virtual learning, frustrated that their youth is being spent inside, and you are there for them as a constant. You are committed to this program in ways we are ever so grateful for. From the paperwork, to the preparation, to the trainings, and more—you put these cadets first. Thank you, and we look forward to the many years and memories to come.

11/22/2020

Due to technical difficulties, we have had to cancel our Teen Mental Health webinar. We will be rescheduling it soon, and will send updated details as soon as they are available. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to hosting you for this webinar soon!

NWU Type Is or Type IIIs? Vote below.
11/19/2020

NWU Type Is or Type IIIs? Vote below.

Join us tonight at 1700 EST for a special edition of Real Sailors Real Sea Stories with LCDR @jesse_iwuji . LCDR Iwuji i...
11/18/2020

Join us tonight at 1700 EST for a special edition of Real Sailors Real Sea Stories with LCDR @jesse_iwuji . LCDR Iwuji is a graduate of the @usnavalacademy, an officer with the @usnavyreserve, and a @nascar driver.

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Central Iowa Sea Cadets
11/14/2020

Central Iowa Sea Cadets

Cadet Cook volunteered with Toys for Tots! Bravo zulu, Cook!

True perseverance.
11/12/2020

True perseverance.

Earned, Never Given: Parris Island Marine Receives her EGA as She Begins Road to Recovery

(U.S. Marine Corps story and photos by Lance Cpl. Samuel Fletcher)

The Eagle, Globe and Anchor (EGA) Ceremony is one of the most memorable events in a Marines’ life, signifying the hard-earned transformation from recruit to United States Marine. Pfc. Kara Soboski was unable to attend her company's EGA ceremony due to a challenging injury she sustained during the Crucible. Soboski fractured her kneecap into two pieces while conducting an obstacle, leaving her unable to complete the final elements of the Crucible after many weeks of rigorous training. Soboski expected recruit training to be difficult when she decided to take the challenge to become a United States Marine, but she did not expect to be injured so close to that cherished moment.

“Before my back even hit the ground, all I was thinking was I wasn’t going to be able to make the hike back and get my EGA with my company,” said Soboski.

With her status uncertain due to her injury, Soboski worked to stay positive and focus on her recovery. On November 9th, her senior drill instructor, Staff Sgt Patino, told Soboski that she has demonstrated the determination, dedication and skill required to become a United States Marine and presented Soboski with her EGA at Naval Hospital Beaufort.

“I know in life we sometimes don’t accomplish goals the way we wanted to,” said Patino. “We have a vision on how we want to accomplish our goals. We beat ourselves up if we do not accomplish them how we wanted. However, you have accomplished more than a lot of people have, so don’t take that away from yourself.”

Soboski knows her injury will not heal quickly, but she is looking forward to her recovery and continuing her Marine Corps career.

To all of our nation’s veterans, thank you for serving, thank you for sacrificing, and thank you for inspiring our cadet...
11/11/2020

To all of our nation’s veterans, thank you for serving, thank you for sacrificing, and thank you for inspiring our cadets.

#veteransday2020

*Photo taken before Covid

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Allied forces joined together and signed a treaty ending World War I...
11/11/2020

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Allied forces joined together and signed a treaty ending World War I with Germany.

Today, across the world, nations celebrate Armistice Day or Remembrance Day to honor both those who served and those who were killed in action serving their respective nations in WW1 and other conflicts.

John Maxwell Edmonds, during WWI, famously penned:

“When you go home, tell them of us and say: for your tomorrow, we gave our today.”

The poppy is worn as a symbol to remember our world’s fallen heroes. The flower grew on the battlefields of WWI following the end of the war.

In honor of Veterans Day, spend some time researching the heroic actions of our Nation’s veterans. If you have a veteran...
11/11/2020

In honor of Veterans Day, spend some time researching the heroic actions of our Nation’s veterans.

If you have a veteran in your family, take the time to honor them through learning their story.

*Photos taken before COVID

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by t...
11/11/2020

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -President John F Kennedy

#veteransday

What’s the coolest color guard event you have participated in?
11/09/2020

What’s the coolest color guard event you have participated in?

Marine Corps Birthday Webinar Tonight at 1900 EST Special Guest: Roger R. Machut, BGen USMC (Ret)Check your emails for l...
11/09/2020

Marine Corps Birthday Webinar
Tonight at 1900 EST

Special Guest: Roger R. Machut, BGen USMC (Ret)

Check your emails for login details!

As we approach Veteran’s Day, we want to take time this week to honor and thank those who have served our country. To al...
11/08/2020

As we approach Veteran’s Day, we want to take time this week to honor and thank those who have served our country.

To all of our volunteers, parents, guardians, and former cadets who have served, thank you.

Ensign Morgan Garrett, a 2019 USCGA graduate, passed away during a military training accident on October 23, 2020. We ar...
11/08/2020

Ensign Morgan Garrett, a 2019 USCGA graduate, passed away during a military training accident on October 23, 2020.

We are honored to have had her volunteer with our cadets. ENS Garrett will be remembered dearly by the officers and cadets that had the privilege to train alongside her. Those who knew her spoke of her joy, humor, professionalism, integrity, and motivation. 

ENS Garett escorted a training for our cadets in Colorado. She went above and beyond in providing our cadets and officers with the best training experience possible—including helping the cadets get access to some base perks, such as using the gym and the exchange.

She imparted a great deal of wisdom upon our cadets. Her steadfast service and dedication to our country will not be forgotten. She embodied the Coast Guard’s motto, Semper Paratus—always prepared. Thank you Ensign Garrett for preparing the next generation of American leaders who will forever honor your legacy.

The United States Coast Guard Academy will be hosting an exclusive Information Session for Sea Cadets tomorrow, November...
11/07/2020
Details

The United States Coast Guard Academy will be hosting an exclusive Information Session for Sea Cadets tomorrow, November 8, 2020, at 1700 EST.

Cadets of all ages may participate. If you are interested in joining the Coast Guard or attending a service academy, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

We will be joined by Captain Michael Fredie, the Director of Admissions for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

*Please note, if registration is listed as closed, you may still join the session via the zoom link provided on the USCGA's invitation page below.

Please register here: https://uscga.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/ViewDetails?gid=623577fae4ecccc93e4e3fbb64c73a4b3c9130

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"Sea Cadets taught me that I can-I can dream, I can do, and I can accomplish. You do not get that in the classroom. I wi...
11/06/2020
We're building the next generation of leaders and we need your help!

"Sea Cadets taught me that I can-I can dream, I can do, and I can accomplish. You do not get that in the classroom. I wish every child across the country knew what they were capable of. I support the program to help these cadets know that they are worth more than they think, and they truly can achieve anything."

Your contribution helps us provide national and local training to thousands of young Americans with a dream to prove that greatness has no age.

Visit the link below to learn more and donate.

For 58 years, thousands of young Americans have taken an oath to honor the United States and represent U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Coast Guard. They joined the program as individuals, but quickly learned to think on th...

It is with great sadness that the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps reports the passing of one of our former volunteer...
10/30/2020

It is with great sadness that the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps reports the passing of one of our former volunteers, U.S. Navy pilot, Lieutenant Rhiannon Ross. LT Ross passed away on October 23, 2020 in a military training accident alongside U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett. For two years, LT Ross volunteered as an Auxiliarist with Independence Squadron from Pensacola, Florida. LT Ross is survived by her husband, LT Jason McCabe, USN, who is both a former Sea Cadet volunteer and a former cadet.

LT Ross graduated from the University of Michigan’s Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps in Ann Arbor. She served three years with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 out of Norfolk, Virginia, before joining Florida's Training Squadron Two in 2018.

LT Ross served her country with honor and distinction. She was always ready and willing to serve those around her. She is remembered by shipmates as a dedicated instructor and a loyal friend. LT Ross represented the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment. We are honored that LT Ross was a part of our Sea Cadet family and joined us on our mission to train our nation's future leaders. As U.S. Naval Sea Cadets we are committed to carrying out her legacy through dedication to our values, respect for our shipmates, and service to our communities.

Our sincerest condolences are with the Ross family as they navigate this difficult time of loss.

Fair winds and following seas, Lieutenant Ross.

Dress Whites or Dress Blues? Vote below.
10/27/2020

Dress Whites or Dress Blues?
Vote below.

The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps is excited to release our first two Polaris Advancement Courses--E-1 Seaman Recr...
10/27/2020

The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps is excited to release our first two Polaris Advancement Courses--E-1 Seaman Recruit Indoctrination and E-2 Seaman Apprentice! This means each of you will now have access to our new courses. We believe that the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps is where leaders are not only found, but forged. This is your first step in forging these new skills and charting your course.

Talk about charting your course!!
10/26/2020

Talk about charting your course!!

A Seaman to Admiral Story

Being a U.S. Navy admiral wasn’t even on Matthew J. Burns’ radar when he graduated from high school in the mid-1980s.

READ MORE: https://go.usa.gov/x74By

10/22/2020
How to Join the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps | National Recruiting Webinar

Do you want to join the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps? Check out our webinar below for more information and help us prove that greatness has no age.

The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is a youth leadership development program sponsored by the U.S. Navy. Our mission is to build leaders of cha...

United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE
10/22/2020

United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE

EAGLE loves to sail majestically!

#USCG #CGCEAGLE #barqueealge #gocoastguard #uscgacademy #whyiserve #whyigotosea #duty #devotiontoduty #tallship #training #cadet #sailing #semperparatus #alwaysready #sailing

The USNSCC annually serves over 11,500 cadets, ages 10-18, across the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Your contrib...
10/20/2020
We're building the next generation of leaders and we need your help!

The USNSCC annually serves over 11,500 cadets, ages 10-18, across the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Your contribution helps us prove to these incredible young men and women that greatness has no age.

For 58 years, thousands of young Americans have taken an oath to honor the United States and represent U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Coast Guard. They joined the program as individuals, but quickly learned to think on th...

10/19/2020
Band of the West, US Naval Sea Cadets

Band of the West, US Naval Sea Cadets

Our Band Director was unable to make it to drill today and our Chief Musician Ella Tarara stepped up, baton in hand, and conducted our rehearsal. This REALLY is what sea cadets is all about: preparing our cadets to be the next generation of leaders. Bravo Zulu for doing such an outstanding job.

United States Naval Academy
10/14/2020

United States Naval Academy

Today is the U.S. Navy's 245th birthday! 🎉

A long-standing Navy birthday tradition within the Brigade of Midshipmen is to have the oldest and youngest midshipmen initiating the first cut of the Navy birthday cake. This year, Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Carlos Gallardovalle is the oldest and Midshipman 4th Class (freshman) Brooke Mitchell is the youngest. #HappyBirthdayNavy

U.S. Navy photos by Kenneth D. Aston Jr.

10/14/2020
Navy Band Northeast

Anchors Aweigh! Happy Birthday U.S. Navy!

Join us in wishing a happy 245th birthday to your U.S. Navy!

As the @americasnavy celebrates the Victory at Sea during this year’s Navy Birthday and Heritage week, we are reminded o...
10/13/2020

As the @americasnavy celebrates the Victory at Sea during this year’s Navy Birthday and Heritage week, we are reminded of the many sacrifices made by our WW2 veterans.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your service and thank you for the sacrifices you made for us to be able to stand here safely today. We celebrate this birthday because of you.

245 years protecting our great nation! Thank you and happy birthday, @usnavy.
10/13/2020

245 years protecting our great nation! Thank you and happy birthday, @usnavy.

We are so proud of the dedication of our cadets and volunteers during this trying time.Each of these amazing young men a...
10/12/2020

We are so proud of the dedication of our cadets and volunteers during this trying time.

Each of these amazing young men and women have faced adversity with a determination and grit that is unmatched.

Hooyah, Cadets, keep up the good work!

10/12/2020
U.S. Navy

We will never forget the 17 lives lost and the many injured during the attacks on the USS Cole twenty years ago. We are thankful to all the brave men and women who served on that infamous day.

Jason Mosher was a Fire Controlman (FC) 3rd Class onboard USS Cole (DDG 67) when terrorists attacked and killed 17 of his shipmates and injured 37 others, October 12, 2000. On the 20th Anniversary of this attack, Jason talks about his experiences aboard USS Cole and as an operator at Recruit Training Command's Battle Stations Simulator, giving him an opportunity to honor his fallen shipmates by training future Sailors who may find themselves in harm's way. #Remember67

Watch ⬇️

United States Naval Academy
10/04/2020

United States Naval Academy

SAVE THE DATE!

The U.S. Naval Academy STEM Center for Education and Outreach is hosting a virtual Girls STEM Day Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event will take place live on their page and is aimed for 6th-8th graders who are interested in learning about how engineers and scientists make the world a better place for everyone using hands-on activities! 👩‍🔬📡⚙️🔬🩺

Keep an eye out for more information closer to the event!

Address

2300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
22201

General information

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.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 06:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 243-6910

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Even though we were limited in our support of our Veterans today, come of the cadets and staff of the Flying Eagles Squadron in Visalia, CA was able to participate in a small event at the Visalia Cemetery. An active-duty Marine from Visalia ran 22 1-mile laps around the cemetery to support veteran suicide awareness and the group A Combat Veteran's Hope. We were asked to run one lap in support of this cause and our veterans.
Every year at my school, University Preparatory High School in Visalia, we hold a Veteran's Day assembly. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we were not able to hold this assembly, so, with the help of my lead teacher and her video teams, we put together this video for my students to honor our veterans. Thank you to all who served and are still serving.
Can anybody tell me what this pin was awarded for? I received it while in the Sea Cadets '69-'71 and don't remember🤣
Happy Birthday, Sea Cadets! You have a rich history and I am proud to be part of such a vibrant organization that provides opportunities for America's youth to learn, grow, and become leaders of character. Our future is in good hands!
I thought someone had posted at one time about challenge coins. I don't find a search feature on this page, or I would use that first. Will someone please point me in that direction?
2020 NSWOC will be held in Panama City, FL. Dates are set for June 20, 2020 to July 3, 2020.If you have interest in attending you should be training now... https://www.facebook.com/NSWOC/ http://nswoc.org/
Commissioning of Hawaiian Warrior I, 27 Jun 1981 — at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
Sailors from Twin Ports Division return the 610' museum ship William A. Irvin to its berth after it underwent 13 months of work in dry dock at a nearby shipyard. 🇺🇸
Happy Birthday U.S. Navy
SeaCadet Volunteer, When with the NWU uniform change occur to Type III?
Pacific Central Region 12-6 recruiting booth manned and ready in all aspects for the Central Valley Airshow.