The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a non-profit youth program. We provide a compelling, life changing program for America's youth that instill the values of teamwork, discipline, camaraderie and service through our passionate all-volunteer force and our partnership with U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

US Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC)

The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps is comprised of two programs. The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is the junior program for young people ages 10-13. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is the senior program for young people ages 14-17.

US Naval League Cadet Corps (NLCC)

The NLCC is the junior program of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps program. It was developed for the younger cadets, ages 10 through 13. The mission of the NLCC is to train cadets about the seagoing military services, community service, citizenship, and an understanding of discipline and teamwork so that they are prepared for membership in the NSCC program. Training Ship (T.S.) Sea Lion is the unit name of your local Naval League Cadet Corps.

The NLCC and NSCC programs are similar, but vary in that their training sessions are tailored to be age-appropriate.

The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a nationwide organization dedicated to helping American youth realize personal success and achievement through a nautically oriented training program. There are around 400 Sea Cadet units in the United States, with units in nearly every state, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is also a participating member of the International Sea Cadet Association (ISCA), which provides opportunities for cadets to take part in training activities abroad.

Through Sea Cadet leadership, your son or daughter will learn skills in basic seamanship and its naval adaptations, while also learning the values of patriotism, courage, self-reliance, teamwork, and accountability.

Membership in the NSCC allows youth 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 entry at an advanced pay grade. Historically, a number of Sea Cadets have received scholarships and appointments to military academies.