About United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps
The mission of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps is to build leaders of character by imbuing in our cadets the highest ideals of Honor, Respect, Commitment, and Service.
How We Build Leaders of Character
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps equips young people with skills, knowledge, and confidence through an amazing variety of training opportunities. Sea Cadets work as teams in a disciplined environment, and adhere to our core values of Honor, Respect, Commitment, and Service.
Sea Cadets instills values of discipline, accountability, and teamwork in a safe environment. We give cadets a chance to step outside of their comfort zones with dynamic challenges. We help our cadets thrive with humility and confidence.
What We Do
- Cadets attend local Unit Drills. Fort Lauderdale Division meets every Saturday morning during the school year.
- New recruits are expected to attend and graduate Recruit Training or Orientation: a fast-paced 7 – 14 day training focused on basic military instruction and team building.
- Once cadets graduate from Recruit Training, they can apply for Advanced training camps such as:
- Submarine Training
- Culinary Arts
- Cyber Security
- Field Operations
- Maritime Interdiction
- Special Warfare Combat Crewman
- Master-at-Arms (Military Police)
- Space Camp
Who are Sea Cadets?
Sea Cadets are young men and women aged 10 through the end of high school who choose adventure, seek challenges, and step outside of their comfort zones. There are two programs within Sea Cadets. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for middle school students aged 10 to 13. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is for ages 13 through the end of high school.
Navy League Cadet Corps
Our “League Cadets” are middle school aged students who participate in our introductory program. League Cadets wear uniforms, train in a disciplined environment, and advance through ranks that mirror the Navy and Merchant Marines. League Cadets may participate in a wide variety of training opportunities to introduce them to the maritime services and a variety of career fields. There is an optional week-long “Navy League Orientation” available to these young men and women.
Sea Cadet Corps
Sea Cadets are high school aged students who participate in our advanced program. There is no requirement to have been a League Cadet prior to joining Sea Cadets. Sea Cadets wear uniforms, learn about the maritime services and a wide variety of career fields, and advance through ranks that mirror the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.
Who Can Join
- U.S. citizens or Permanent Legal Residents.
- Young men and women ages 10 through the completion of high school.
- Students in good academic standing.through ranks that mirror the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.