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Parents are an important part of the Sea Cadets


WELCOME ABOARD! If you are new to the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) program there are many ways you can get involved and resources available to help you learn the lingo and ‘navigate the uncharted waters’.  For answers to most of the initial questions you might have, please see the FAQ page.

The USNSCC maintains an open door policy with all parents.  If you have any questions or concerns you are welcome to address them with the unit’s Commanding Officer. 

Cadets are encouraged to take control of every aspect of their involvement in the program, so many of the resources you would expect to see here are actually on the Cadet page. 


Our program fosters independence, and as such, the expectation is for your child to take control.  Cadets that manage their own drills, advance training's, and at-home readiness training will graduate from the program with the best outcome. We appreciate your support in this expectation.

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Our son has grown so much... his confidence is high and his vision for his future is limitless. I am so glad we found out about the program. I know he will grow in to a wonderful, fine young man with the leadership and dedication this program requires. We are so thankful for all the volunteers that make this available.




Parents need to keep in mind that if their son or daughter decides to join either the NSCC or NLCC, they will play an important role in assuring their child’s success as a cadet.  The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a non-profit, volunteer organization that relies heavily on parents to support the efforts of volunteer officers and instructors working with their children.  With this in mind, parents should:

  • Encourage their child to be respectful of officers and adult volunteers. 

  • Praise their child for his or her accomplishments. 

  • Remind their child to listen to and obey instructions. 

  • Be punctual in dropping off and picking up their child from USNSCC functions.  

Parents who are interested in volunteering with unit activities and responsibilities are encouraged to read the section on Volunteer Opportunities.

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  • Parent's Handbook
    The 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 & Enrollment
    You 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 Info
    For 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 POD
    We 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.
  • Forms
    We 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.


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