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Our 2015


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Our 2015


The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a non-profit development program for youth age 11 through the completion of high school. Established in 1962, we are supported by the Department of the Navy and the Navy League of the United States.

Our program aims to expose cadets to the full rigors of a military training program with a focus on leadership skills and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our cadets are training for careers in today’s high-tech environment and we believe that an emphasis on STEM skills is one of the best ways to prepare them for defense, aerospace, and other technical sectors.

Our unparalleled training program is designed to:

  • Develop 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-, drug- and gang-free lifestyle
  • Expose cadets to the prestige of a military career and increase advancement potential of those who decide to join our nation's armed services

WE are PROUD TO BE SUPPORTED BY THE NAVY AND COAST GUARD

 

WHO ARE SEA CADETS?

In 2015, we served 9,647 cadets in 46 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

AGE

Geographic Location

Gender

Ethnicity

Percentages reflect cadets served in 2015.

Take a glimpse into our training program. In 2015, 210 recruits began summer training at Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania. Watch them as they overcome adversity and challenge to become Sea Cadets.

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WHAT BEING A SEA CADET MEANS TO US


WHAT BEING A SEA CADET MEANS TO US


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OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS


From training thousands of cadets to expanding our program

and reaching new partners, this was a great year.

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OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS


From training thousands of cadets to expanding our program

and reaching new partners, this was a great year.

See Our Training Gallery

Our Training Program Sets Us Apart

This was our biggest training year yet. Thousands of cadets learned about leadership, teamwork and seamanship through 332 national training events with subjects ranging from field ops to cyber warfare to scuba. Making training applicable and accessible is our priority and we feel great about our work this year.

Focus On The Future

With an increased focus on STEM, we had some exciting developments this year.

  1. Our CyberPatriot team from Fort Fisher Division (San Diego, CA) placed third in the nation in the all-service division and was the winner of the Cisco Networking Challenge. While many of their competitors practice their skills during school hours, our cadets practice in addition to their obligations to their units, schools, and extracurricular activities. This shows an incredible level of commitment that we think exemplifies the extraordinary nature of Sea Cadets.
  2. We pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of our training program. So, we are very excited about the STEM trainings that we added this year. In California, we held our first-ever Cyber Warfare Training, where cadets of all skill levels graduated with sufficient knowledge in securing networks and preventing cyber attacks. In Pennsylvania, cadets built Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, at our first training of its kind.

Join the SEA CADETS – See the World

We believe in the transformative power of experiencing new things. It builds character and fosters a sense of responsibility. In 2015, we sent 18 cadets and seven officers to seven countries. They brought back fresh perspectives on teamwork, camaraderie and life. You can read their stories here.

When we boarded our planes for home, we carried more than just luggage. After our incredible two weeks in Australia, we carried new life experiences, knowledge of other cultures, and memories that would last a lifetime.
— CPO Tracy Robinson, NSCC (Australia, 2015)
The Sea Cadet Corps is my family and now it is an international family.
— LCDR Eric Thiessen, NSCC (United Kingdom, 2015)

You’re Nothing Without Your Team

In 2015, we strengthened our existing relationships with organizations like CyberPatriot and SeaPerch, as well as with the Navy and Coast Guard. We also worked hard to cultivate new relationships. We created a partnership with Tall Ships of America in an effort to provide special training for our cadets aboard tall ships. 

With the Young Marines and through the support of our friends on Capitol Hill, we held the first gathering of the Military Youth Programs Congressional Caucus. This caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA), will help us reach more people and engender future support on Capitol Hill.

Using questions submitted by cadets in their home district, we interviewed members of Congress for our publication, Sea Cadet Quarterly. In 2015, our cadets interviewed Rep. Madeline Bordallo, Rep. Duncan Hunter, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Rep. Kenneth Calvert (R-CA). Our members also connected with their congressional representatives by inviting them to drill and national training events.

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OUR YEAR IN NUMBERS


OUR YEAR IN NUMBERS


SEA CADETS ARE GOING PLACES

THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. From service academies to enlisted service, our cadets go on to become leaders in their communities. 

Sea Cadet CPO Paul Treacy was administered the Oath of Enlistment during the Army–Navy Game on December 12, 2015. The oath was given in front of approximately 81,000 spectators. As the oath was administered, the entire stadium stood silently at attention. Once completed, the spectators gave a thunderous round of applause in appreciation for those who just volunteered to serve our nation. Treacy's goal is to receive training in in the field of Information Technology. As a direct result of his involvement with Sea Cadets, SR Treacy will be promoted to Seaman (SN/E3) after successfully completion of Recruit Training.

I’m often asked, ‘What has the USNSCC done for you in your life?’ This is a complicated question. Not because it has done nothing, but because it has done everything.
— Aldin Wright, Former Sea Cadet
We are so proud of all of our graduating seniors! In 2015, former PO2 Elisabeth Wayne received a ceremonial check from the Navy for NROTC at her high school's senior awards event.

We are so proud of all of our graduating seniors! In 2015, former PO2 Elisabeth Wayne received a ceremonial check from the Navy for NROTC at her high school's senior awards event.

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THANK YOU



It is with immense gratitude that we thank those who have provided financial donations in 2015.

 

THANK YOU



It is with immense gratitude that we thank those who have provided financial donations in 2015.

 

We are only as strong as our support.

None of my dreams would have come true if I hadn’t been in the Sea Cadets to learn how to be part of a team and lead a team. I still have more goals to accomplish and milestones to reach, but I know where it started - the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps - and for that I will be forever grateful.
— Lt. Corinne Sims, USN, and Former Sea Cadet
Throughout my time as a cadet, the future goals I would set for myself changed constantly. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life but I knew I wanted to be something great. Finally, I decided on following in my grandfather’s footsteps and becoming a Navy Sailor. Sea Cadets gave me the guidance I needed to find the right pathway for a bright future.
— Gia Barber

MAKE A DIFFERENCE


Your support makes a real difference in young people’s lives.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE


Your support makes a real difference in young people’s lives.