USNLCC Program:  

This junior cadet program introduces its members to naval life through instruction in
basic seamanship and leadership. NLCC members are able to participate in monthly drill
sessions and during school breaks and in a one-week orientation class as well as in
specially-designed annual training success upon entering NSCC by exposing them to
the fundamentals of seamanship and leadership. The training program is less arduous
than NSCC's, but still includes a wide variety of away-from-home, one-week training
opportunities designed to give cadets exposure to Navy life.


The senior cadet program exposes its cadets to the full rigors of a military training
program. Cadets are required to attend a mandatory two-week recruit training camp.
After this requirement is met, cadets are eligible to participate in a variety of advanced
training sessions. These sessions serve to expose cadets to seamanship and seagoing
subjects. They also focus on developing an appreciation for our country's rich naval
history, customs and traditions.
United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps
In order to join the USNSCC Officer Corps applicants must meet the following criteria:

Must be a U.S. citizen
Be at least 21 years old (or become an NSCC Midshipman if you are between the ages of 18-21)
Pass a criminal background check
Be free of felony convictions

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. 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 USNSCC program.

Officers may either be civilians or military (active, reserve or retired) who enjoy working with youth and are
interested in ensuring that their training experience is of the highest caliber. Instructors are also recruited from
reserve military commands and leaders within the community. Members of the Naval Reserve may qualify for
drill credit and active duty for training (ADT) orders for participating in NSCC/NLCC activities.

We do not require a specific level of education or professional qualification, but applicants with
nautical/military experience are highly desired. Parents also make outstanding volunteers and we invite them
to explore the opportunity.

Officers are authorized to wear Navy officer uniforms (modified with the NSCC or NLCC insignia). All officers
are appointed by USNSCC National Headquarters.