The first Sea Cadet unit formed in 1959 with 78 young men from around the country.
Then in 1962, Congress chartered the Naval Cadet Sea Corps on September 10, as a youth organization with the thought of showing young men and women the sea-going services?
When the Cadet becomes of age they are not obligated or "talked into" joining any of the military services. If they do choose to join, it is sometimes with an advanced paygrade of E-2 or E-3.
If they choose to stay in the Sea Cadets after graduation, they may continue as Midshipmen or an Instructor. Eventually they can move into the ranks of officers, maybe a Commanding Officer of the same unit they were a member of.
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Navy League Cadet Corps are supported by the Navy League of the United States. We are endorsed by the US Navy, US Marine Corps and the US Coast Guard.
If you have a son or daughter, niece or nephew, granddaughter or grandson or know a parent with a son or daughter that would like to do something 2 days a month, but have not made up their mind, why don't you suggest joining our unit or at least come out for a few hours or a full day to "Shadow" or "see what it is to be in our unit". If you have any questions or would like to join us during our drill, click here to be brought to the contact page and fill out your information, comments or questions. We will answer any questions you have.
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps have an updated online portal:
"...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
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