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.

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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.