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What is the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps?

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is a youth program dedicated to helping young men and women, ages 13 through 17, realize personal success and achievement through a nautically oriented training program.

Through Sea Cadet Leadership, the objectives of this program include developing an interest and skill in basic seamanship and its naval adaptations, while learning the value of citizenship, patriotism, courage, self-reliance, teamwork and accountability.

Cadets train aboard the ships and shore activities of the Navy and Coast Guard, and are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms customized with the Naval Sea Cadet Corps insignia.

Membership in the Sea Cadets allows teenagers to sample military life with no obligation to join any branch of the armed forces. Should cadets decide to enlist in the Navy, or Coast Guard, their training may allow them to enter at an advanced pay grade. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps affords equal opportunity for participation to all American youth, without regard to race, color, religion or sex.

Who Are The Navy League Cadet Corps?

Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) are boys and girls at least 11 but not yet 14 years old, interested in the sea and ships.

What Do The Navy League Cadet Corps Do?

They learn and practice such nautical skills as knot tying and splicing, signaling, water safety and swimming, first-aid and even fire fighting. In their communities they may be asked to march in parades, and appear at fairs and other local activities. In meetings they discuss naval history, customs, traditions and leadership.

Do The Navy League Cadet Corps Wear Uniforms And Earn Promotions?

Navy League Cadet Corps wear modified uniforms with NLCC patches, rank insignia and ribbons. The NLCC training program provides the lessons, physical and mental tests, and written examinations for regular promotion. In general, cadets advance in rank about every six months by passing the requirements in the course.

Training Opportunities

NSCC/NLCC training exposes cadets to a broad range of subjects designed to develop the "whole person".

All newly enrolled NSCC cadets must complete 7 to 14 days of summer Recruit Training (boot camp). Boot camp curriculum includes naval history, traditions, seamanship and navigation.

Once NSCC cadets have completed boot camp, they may take full advantage of NSCC training opportunities throughout the year, including advanced training periods aboard Navy and Coast Guard vessels.

NLCC cadets are not required to attend a boot camp, but are highly encouraged to do so. Additional training is available.

To view training and advancement requirements for NSCC and NLCC cadets, click here.

What Does NCB39 Battalion Do?

NCB39 BN is a battalion consisting of both US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps cadets. We are different from other Sea Cadet units in that we are a Sea Bee battalion. Our cadets are learning construction techniques through instruction/guidance from qualified tradesman and have done construction projects in the local community.

Are There Special Activities?

Local Commanders arrange field trips to military bases, ships and other interesting places.

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