United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC)
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps is for American youth ages 10-18 who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs.
Cadets Eligibility Requirements
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- Be a United States citizen.
- Be 10 years of age and not yet reached their 14th birthday for NLCC cadets.
- Be 14 years of age and not yet have reached their 18th birthday for NSCC cadets.
- Have a physical examination and submit NSCC Medical Examination and Medical History forms.
- Be enrolled in school/home schooled and have a satisfactory scholastic standing.
- Have a good moral character and be free of felony/misdemeanor conviction.
- Be single and without child to be enrolled in the NSCC Program.
- Maintain a neat, clean military appearance.
- Wear hair in accordance with Navy regulations and may not have facial hair.
- Attend a minimum of 75% of all drills.
Participate in physical fitness training and meet physical readiness requirements.
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). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.
Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth. NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.