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You may have heard about us via the National Website, web search, or personal referral. Note that the link to our national website above wil provide general information about Sea Cadets. We hope you have browsed our web site, especially the section titled 'Frequently Asked Questions' (below). If the program sounds exciting, and you are ready to make the commitment, the next steps are outlined below.
Fill out a Cadet Application and Agreement Form (NSCADM 001)
Prepare a copy of your school transcript.
Mail the three documents to our address shown at the bottom of this page.
The commanding officer, or a designated representative, must interview the parent(s)/guardian(s) of each cadet applicant to ensure their understanding of the goals and objectives of the NSCC, the nature of the training, and the need for their support in the conduct of training. They will be advised that participation in the NSCC is not a commitment to future enlistment in the armed forces.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) must sign the agreement on the Cadet Application and Agreement form in the presence of an NSCC officer. A cadet applicant cannot be enrolled in the NSCC until the agreement has been signed.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be briefed on the coverage provided by the NSCC accident insurance program. Parent/guardian signifies that they understand the accident insurance coverage when they sign the agreement. The family's health insurance information needs to be obtained, and then updated yearly, in case the cadet gets sick during a drill or advanced training.
The success of the NSCC/NLCC programs in accomplishing defined training goals, depends in large measure on parental support. The NSCC thrives on a family concept where parents/guardians volunteer support upon enrolling their children as cadets in the program. The NSCC/NLCC Parental Agreement Form (NSCADM 004) is designed to meet the need of formally requesting parents to assume an active role in activities of the NSCC program. The NSCC/NLCC Parental Agreement Form (NSCADM 004) is to be completed at the time of the required unit commanding officer/parent/cadet applicant interview which is conducted during the enrollment process. Having indicated the degree to which they will participate, unit commanding officers must follow-up immediately with the parents/guardians. Particular attention should be placed on participation in the Parent's Auxiliary Group.
Parents are encouraged to fill out the Adult Leader Application (NSCADM003) All parents should complete this form. With this form completed and on file, parents will become adult leaders and be able to chaperon events and allow insurance coverage.
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.
Refer Refer to NSCC Medical Reference, Policy and Procedures Manual for guidance.
The medical examination is to be conducted by a physician or authorized/certified physicians's assistant or nurse practitioner, military or civilian, with NSCC Report of Medical History (NSCADM 020) and NSCC Report of Medical Examination (NSCADM 021) will be used to record the results of the examination. In the event that the physicians office is going to charge an additional fee to record the results on the 021 form, the physician's office form may be substituted to record the examination results, provided that the NSCC Report of Medical Examination (NSCADM 021) form is used as a guideline for the examination. The standard for acceptance is the ability of the applicant to fully participate in training activities, and that he of she has no medical condition that would preclude enlistment or commissioning in the U.S. Armed Services. Acceptance criteria is listed on the reverse side of NSCC Report of Medical Examination (NSCADM 021) Form.
Cadets participate, to thier ability, in regular fitness training with the results recorded on the Cadet Exercise Chart (NSCTNG 020) monthly. Physical training helps prepare cadets for Recruit Training and other training opportunities in the Corps.
Swimming is an important aspect of our program. Third party programs (non USNSCC organizations) such as SCUBA, sail training, or getting underway on private small and large vessels may require swimming skills.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the U.S. Navel Sea Cadet Corps?
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a youth program for young Americans male and female, ages 13 through 17, (Navy League Cadets ages 10 through 13) whose objectives are to develop an interest and skill in basic seamanship and in its naval adaptations, to train them in seagoing skills and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues. Cadets train aboard the ships and shore activities of the Navy and Coast Guard, and are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with Naval Sea Cadet Corps insignia. There are some 180 units in operation in almost every state of the union as well as Puerto Rico and Guam, with over 7,000 young Americans participating. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps affords equal opportunity for participation to all American youth without regard to race, color, religion or sex.
Where do Sea Cadets meet in North East Wisconsin?
The VADM James H. Flatley Division is based in Green Bay and serves North Eastern Wisconsin. The Flatley Division drills at the Naval Operation and Support Center (NOSC). Our yearly drill schedule may be found and downloaded from our POMs Page. There are also units in Sheboygan, Milwaukee, and LaCrosse.
How old must I be to join Sea Cadets?
You are eligible to join if you are within three months of reaching your 13th birthday and have not yet reached your 18th birthday. To join Navy League, you must be within three months of your 11th birthday or receive approval from the unit Commanding Officer.
What are the requirements of membership?
All prospective cadets must be unmarried, enrolled in school, have parental consent and possess good moral character in addition to being interested in te program and prepared to attend drills regularly.
What are the Costs?
Initial Entrance Fee: $250 (1st Year)
This includes national fees, sea bag, dress shoes, boots, utility uniforms, dress uniforms, and other miscellaneous gear.
Yearly Fee: $75year (2nd Year and on)
This fee covers national dues, ID cards, awards, and miscellaneous supplies.
Summer Trainings: $150 per week (approximately)
Fees can vary. Click on the 'Trainings' button at left to follow links leading to exact costs for various trainings. Cadets are reponsible for transportation to trainings.
All fees include premiums paid toward the Sea Cadet Group Accident and Health Protection Plan.
Must I buy my own uniform?
Surplus U.S. Navy uniforms are made available to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. These uniforms, in turn, are made available to cadets a minimal cost for handling and shipping. Uniform needs which cannot be met through this source may be purchased at Navy Exchange Uniform Shops.
Will Sea Cadet Training detract from my school work?
Not likely. Sea Cadet units usually meet only one weekend per month during the school year. Instruction is designed to supplement your school work. Normally, training away from home is conducted only during school vacation periods.
What do the Sea Cadets learn?
They study a broad range of subjects. Some are designed to help them to become better adult citizens, others teach them the imortance of strong maritime forces. They also study naval history, customs and traditions, seamanship, navigation and similar subjects which would help their chances for promotion should they decide to join one of the sea services.
What are my chances for promotion?
Promotion within the Sea Cadets is based upon merit. Promising young men and women, upon fulfilling certain successive qualifications and requirements, are given command positions and encouraged to develop qualities of leadership.
Who sponsors the Sea Cadets?
Most Sea Cadet units are sponsored by individual Councils of the Navy League of the United States, a nonprofit organization of the U.S. Citizens whose objective is to support the U.S. maritime services and who are deeply interested in the welfare of young Americans.
Who instructs Sea Cadets?
Sea Cadets are instructed by naval personnel (active, reserve and retired), by Senior Cadets and by other adult leaders willing to devote their time and knowledge to this activity.
Can I go to camp in the summer?
Yes. Newly enrolled Sea Cadets are required to attend two weeks of summer recruit training at Navy and Coast Guard "boot camps" throughout the country. Having successfully completed recruit training, cadets participate in additional training in advanced subjects during succeding summers. These two-week traing periods offer a varied program of activities in addition to valuable instruction of a maritime nature.
Are Sea Cadets permitted to go to sea?
Yes. After completing recruit training and other required courses of instruction, many Sea Cadets can participate in two weeks advance training aboard Navy and Coast Guard vessels ranging from small harbor craft to large nuclear powered aircraft carriers.
What training is available aboard ship?
Sea Cadets are trained in basic seamanship, damage control, watch-standing, fire-fighting, and other nautical skills.
Are there advanced training courses for Sea Cadets?
Yes. In addition to advanced training aboard naval vessels, Sea Cadets may attend advanced orientation courses such as Airman’s School, Music School, SeaBee Indoctrination, Underwater Demolition/Seal Team training, Submarine Orientation and other courses designed to prepare cadets for leadership, either within the Sea Cadet organization or in other fields.
Are there travel opportunities?
Yes Sea Cadets travel to training sites all over the country during the summer training period. Additionally, outstanding cadets are selected to participate in the U.S. – Canadian Sea Cadet Exchange Program in Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
How are Sea Cadets selected for the Exchange Program?
Exchange cadets are selected on a merit basis. Each cadet must have an outstanding record as well as a good reputation with his home community.
Can Sea Cadets obtain summer employment?
Yes Sea Cadets are permitted to choose a training period during the summer months that will not interfere with summer employment arrangements.
Will I be required to join the U.S. Armed Forces?
No. Sea Cadets have absolutely no commitment regarding future military service. For those Sea Cadets who do decide to enlist in the Navy or Coast Guard, prior Sea Cadet training may permit entry at an advanced pay grade.
What is the main purpose of Sea Cadet training?
While Sea Cadet units are organized along military lines, their main purpose is to foster good citizenship and an interest and appreciation of our nation’s maritime services: the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.
Are Cadets obligated to serve in the Military?
No. Although the USNSCC is closely affiliated with Navy and Coast Guard and our trainings emulated military training, cadets are not obligated to military service
What are the attendance requirements?
Cadets are required to attend a minimum of 75% of trainings opportunities. Poor attendance will result in a poor annual inspection score for unit. Time management is an extremely important for senior cadets as they balance workloads between different commitments.
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