About the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps
The mission of the Sea Cadets is to build leaders of character.
Our culture stresses self-discipline, service to others, accountability, and patriotism.At yound ages, our cadets are given leadership opportunities by staffing summer training events, planning unit drill session, and teaching others.
While our cadets gain an appreciation for the sea services and military life, there is no requirement to join the military. Many former cadets enlist, and dozens attend service academies or ROTC. Cadets who complete our “recruit training” are well prepared for the rigors of boot camp or officer indoctrination.
How We Build Leaders of Character
“We equip young people with skills, knowledge, and confidence through an amazing variety of training opportunities. Sea Cadets wear uniforms, work as teams in a disciplined environment, and adhere to our core values of honor, respect, commitment, and service. Sea Cadets gain unique and valuable experiences that incorporate hands-on learning and teamwork. Our diverse program includes seamanship, sailing, aviation, security, building robots, medical, STEM, SCUBA, submarines, photography, culinary, special forces training, and an International Exchange Program. Our culture stresses self discipline, service to others, accountability, and patriotism. At young ages, our cadets are given leadership opportunities by staffing summer training events, planning unit drill sessions, and teaching others.”
What We Do
- Participate in a local Unit Drills. Fort Lauderdale Division meets every Saturday morning during the school year.
- There are 400 Sea Cadet units across the United States, and in Guam and Puerto Rico.
- Graduate Recruit Training or Orientation (bootcamp): a fast-paced 7 – 14 day training focused on basic military instruction and team building.
- Participate in International Exchange. Learn more about IEP
- Attend 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
- Medical Training
- Music & Band
- History & Heritage
- Search & Rescue
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.
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.