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What is the USNSCC?

The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is a federally chartered non-profit civilian youth organization for young people, ages 11 through 17.

What do we hope to achieve?

At the request of the Department of the Navy, the Navy League of the United States established the USNSCC in 1958 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:

  • Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills

  • Instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet

  • Demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle

  • Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation's armed services