The senior cadet program (ages 13 to 18) exposes its cadets to the full rigors of a military training program. Cadets are required to attend a mandatory two-week recruit training camp. After this requirement is met, cadets are eligible to participate in a variety of advanced training sessions. These sessions serve to expose cadets to seamanship and seagoing subjects. They also focus on developing an appreciation for our country’s rich naval history, customs and traditions. This junior cadet program (ages 10 to 13) introduces its members to naval life through instruction in basic seamanship and leadership. NLCC members are able to participate in monthly drill sessions and during school breaks and in a one-week orientation class as well as in specially-designed annual training sessions. The purpose of the NLCC program is to prepare its cadets for success upon entering NSCC by exposing them to the fundamentals of seamanship and leadership. The training program is less arduous than NSCC’s, but still includes a wide variety of away-from-home, one-week training opportunities designed to give cadets exposure to Navy life.


At the request of the Department of the Navy, the Navy League of the United States established the USNSCC in 1962 to “create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth”.

Today’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps continues to further the image of our maritime services by adhering to a standardized training program designed to:

  1. Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills
  2. Instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet
  3. Demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle
  4. Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation’s armed services


Properly accounting for absences is an important aspect of our unit and the requirements w/in the Corps are 75% (annually).  If you have what you believe to be a (valid) reason that you cannot attend drill on a given weekend you MUST report this to the command staff via the chain of command! This means that the fact that your goldfish died or you couldn’t drag yourself out of bed is not acceptable and your absence is unauthorized and your will be considered AWOL (absent without leave).

Beware that patterns of absence shows very clearly.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled drill date, due to school, church, or family activities. You are required to alert your direct chain of command. Do not wait! Do this when you find out about such activities and NOT the night before or morning of drill. Those absences reported last minute will not be excused.