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Sea Cadets

The two divisions of Sea Cadets (Cadet Corps and Sea Cadets) are described below. (The following information is from the Naval Sea Cadet Corps website).

TS Abingdon, Cadet Corp - Navy League

The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for boys and girls, at least 11 but not yet 14 years old, who are interested in the sea and ships, and our nations seagoing services. The Navy League program is designed to introduce young people to maritime and military life, and to prepare them for later entrance into the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

 

Navy League Units

Cadets meet or "drill" at their local unit weekly or monthly through out the year. A unit is structured along military lines and is headed by a Commanding Officer. Units may drill on military bases, at reserve centers, local schools, or community centers.

Navy League units are organized as Training Ships or companies. NLCC training ships and companies are affiliated with Sea Cadet units and most often drill on the same day and at the same location as their sister unit.

Like Sea Cadet units, the NLCC training ship and company has one main purpose, and that is to foster team work, camaraderie and an understanding of the military command structure among cadets.

Cadets are instructed by both Sea Cadet Officers and senior Sea Cadets through classroom and applied instruction in subjects such as basic seamanship, military drill, and leadership. And most regions throughout the country hold weekend competitions where training ships and companies compete with each other to test their seamanship and military skills.

Membership Requirements

In order to join the Navy League Cadet Corps applicants must meet the following criteria:

Learn more about the Navy League.


Vollrath Division - Sea Cadets

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is for American youth ages 13-17 who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs.

Sea Cadet Units

Cadets meet or "drill" at their local unit weekly or monthly through out the year. A unit is structured along military lines and is headed by a Commanding Officer. Units may drill on military bases, at reserve centers, local schools, or community centers.

Sea Cadet units are organized as either divisions, squadrons, or battalions. Divisions closely reflect the surface Navy, while squadrons are geared toward the field of naval aviation, and battalions meanwhile reflect Navy construction battalions (SeaBees).

Whether a division, squadron, or battalion, the local unit has one main purpose, and that is to foster team work, camaraderie and an understanding of the military command structure.

Cadets are instructed by both Sea Cadet Officers and senior cadets through classroom and applied instruction in subjects such as basic seamanship, military drill, and leadership. And most Sea Cadet regions throughout the country hold weekend competitions where units compete with each other to test their seamanship and military skills.

Local units will often participate in community events such as parades and fairs. They may also tour Navy and Coast Guard ships and shore stations. And participate in community service such as working in Veterans' Hospitals and organizing clothing and food drives.

Membership Requirements

In order to join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps applicants must meet the following criteria:

Learn more about Sea Cadets.

Sponsor a Youth

Sponsor a Sea Cadet at boot camp or on field trips to experience discipline, physical fitness program, seamanship, and leadership training - $180.00

 

Contact WINSA for more information regarding our local Navy League and Sea Cadets groups.

 

 

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