IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
BECOME A CADET
Through Sea Cadet leadership, cadets 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 USNSCC 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.
In order to join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Ages 10-13 may join Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC).
Ages 13-17, (or as long as they are enrolled in high school) may join Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC).
Applicants must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident.
Cadets are required to attend a minimum of 75% of scheduled drills.
Cadets are expected to work diligently to learn NSCC Regulations, the unit’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Basic Military Requirements (BMR), complete coursework, attend Recruit Training (Boot Camp), and various advanced trainings, earn promotions, and participate in most unit activities.
An applicant must fully and truthfully disclose his or her medical history. A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) and must be performed by a licensed medical practitioner.
No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. The USNSCC requires all potential cadets to submit a current record of all immunizations, on any form provided by the family physician or state department of public health.
Each Cadet must pass the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) before being authorized to attend Trainings and to be Advanced in Rate.
PRT Tests will be given during most Drills
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the official Sea Cadets PRT Grading Results Form and Standards for Gender and Age. Minimum Standards are highlighted in Green and must be achieved to Pass.
Cadet Applicants must be enrolled in school or home schooled and maintain a 2.0 g.p.a.
Cadet Applicants must be able to accept discipline as a personal challenge leading to advancement and leadership opportunities. One of the core philosophies of this program is to have cadets learn discipline through leadership.
Enrollment fees are $350 for the first year and $170 each year thereafter. Fees are payable by check to the USNSCC-St. Augustine Battalion. Fees include:
Enrollment in USNSCC/USNLCC
Uniform Lease (as available at our unit)
Required Uniforms (Uniforms are under a lease agreement with the Navy. They must be returned to the battalion upon exiting the command.)
Note: Advanced Trainings and weekend away trainings like FTX or field trips will incur extra fees.
You may have to pay for additional PT clothes for advanced trainings.
Download this document to learn more about the Eligibility and Enrollment Requirements. Simply click on the .pdf icon below to download it.
WHAT YOU'LL DO - CADET TRAINING
League Cadet Training
The USNLCC training program is modeled after the Sea Cadet program, but is tailored to be age-appropriate. The training program is less arduous, but still includes a wide variety of training opportunities designed to give League Cadets exposure to Navy life.
Cadets can attend a one-week, away-from-home Navy League Orientation class. Cadets who complete orientation can participate in advanced training sessions such as classes in aviation, sailing, leadership, medical and adventure training.
After successful completion of recruit training, Sea Cadets may choose from a wide variety of advanced training opportunities that are nationally advertised by USNSCC headquarters. League Cadets who complete orientation can also participate in specifically tailored advanced training sessions.
While recruit training is designed to familiarize cadets with Navy life and Navy-style discipline, advanced training focuses on military and general career fields and opportunities. It also serves to provide cadets with disciplined and interesting activities during the year.
Advanced training opportunities include special offerings, such as:
AIRMAN TRAINING (BASIC & ADVANCED)
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAINING
US COAST GUARD
FAA GROUND SCHOOL
CULINARY ARTS TRAINING
MEDICAL TRAINING (GENERAL, FIELD, SURGICAL & DENTAL TECH)
PHOTO JOURNALISM TRAINING
CONSTRUCTION BATTALION (SEABEE) TRAINING (BASIC & ADVANCED)
MINE WARFARE OPERATIONS TRAINING
SEAL TEAM TRAINING
EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TRAINING
PETTY OFFICER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
MASTER-AT-ARMS TRAINING (MILITARY POLICE/LAW)
JUDGE ADVOCATED GENERAL (JAG) TRAINING
LIVE ABOARD NAVY & COAST GUARD SHIPS & SHORE STATIONS FOR TWO-WEEKS.
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps also participates in an International Sea Cadet Exchange Program with several countries including Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, and other countries in Europe and Asia. Each summer selected cadets have the opportunity to meet and train with their foreign counterparts.
Sea Cadet Recruit Training
After enrolling in the program, all Sea Cadets must attend a mandatory two-week recruit training session. These training sessions are taught at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command, at other naval bases or stations and at regional recruit training sites using other military host resources.The curriculum of this training is approved by the U.S. Navy and standardized at all training sites. Cadets receive 120 hours of instruction, with a focus on the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment. Both tone and tenor of instruction are modeled after the Navy’s recruit training.
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WANT TO GET STARTED? HERE’S WHAT TO DO:
STEP 1: Fill out Contact Form Below.
Use the contact form at the bottom of the page. Be sure to include details about your potential cadet. You will then be contacted by a member of the St. Augustine Battalion staff who will provide you with some additional information about the program and schedule for our next drill. You can get a preview of the program by watching the Sea Cadet Video here!
STEP 2: Attend two drills.
Attend two drills, then the CO interviews the prospective cadet and parents and, in turn, you get to interview the CO. This program isn't for everyone and it is good to find that out at the very beginning. Being in the Sea Cadet Corps is not just “something to do” on the weekend. It takes a level of commitment and dedication that most young people do not understand and often fail to achieve.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Parent's HandbookThe USNSCC publishes a Parent’s Handbook to assist parents in learning their role in the program as well as what they can expect for their cadets. This handbook will outline all aspects of participation in USNSCC and USNLCC. Click here to download the Parent's Handbook.
Eligibility & EnrollmentYou can also download our Eligibility & Enrollment Requirements document (click here to download) to help you walk through the process of getting started. Or you can view our FAQ for a more detailed list of eligibility requirements.
Training InfoFor information about cadet training, please see the training section of the Cadet page at this link. As stated above, parents should not be managing their cadets involvement with the Naval Sea Cadets. It is expected that the cadets take the responsibility, therefore most of the resources are located on the Cadet page of the website.
Calendar and PODWe recognize that parents may need to view the Calendar and POD for planning purposes. You will find the link to the Calendar here, and the link to the POD downloadshere.
FormsWe will have the ability for parents to download forms at a later date in the development of this website. Please be patient with us as we are an all-volunteer organization (including the implementation of this website). Thank you for understanding.
Want to take the next step?
Please send us a note using the contact form below and indicate your interest in becoming a volunteer and one of our staff will respond accordingly. We appreciate your consideration of this volunteer opportunity.