About the U.S.N.S.C.C.

USNSCC is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval disciplines while
instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs modeled after the Navy's professional
development system.

USNSCC is comprised of two programs. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program is for young people ages 13 through the
completion of high school. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior program the Navy League Cadet Corps
(NLCC), for young people ages 10 through 13.

Run by a small staff in Arlington, Virginia, we are sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
The Goals of Our Cadet Programs

At the request of the Department of the Navy, the Navy League of the United States established the USNSCC in 1962 to "create
a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth".

Today's U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps continues to further the image of our maritime services by adhering to a standardized
training program designed to:

Develop an 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-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle
Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation's armed

The Michigan Mountaineers Division of the U.S.N.S.C.C. and Training Ship Michigan U.S.N.L.C.C.
are home based out of the Michigan National Guards Camp Grayling in Grayling, Michigan.
Our units Drill one weekend a month (Friday - Sunday)
Each month we try to have special guest speakers or unit activities. Cadets have opportunities to
travel to other locations for trainings throughout the year also.