REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE NSCC (13-17)
In order to join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, one must meet the following criteria:
Physical Examination: A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants of 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.
Education: Applicants must be enrolled in school, either public or private, or a sanctioned home school program, and have a satisfactory scholastic standing. Please include a copy of the applicants most recent report card.
Moral Character: Applicants must possess good moral character: unmarried, not pregnant, drug-free, and free of felony convictions.
Parental Involvement: Parental support is needed in meeting the drill attendance requirements, transportation, personal appearance and particularly haircuts/hair styling.
Parent Handbook: Parents Handbook
For more Information: http://www.seacadets.org/public/mission/.
All forms must be completed prior to enrollment.
Cadet Application and Agreement/Standard Release: The applicant cannot enroll if this form is not signed by a parent/guardian.
Medical Forms: Cadets will not be eligible to enroll without the completion of these forms.
The initial enrollment fee for NSCC is based on each units requirements. However, the unit has special provisions for payment if a cadet cannot afford payment in full. Enrollment fees include administrative, insurance, and uniform fees. The NSCC accident insurance program form is attached to the application packet.
Initial enrollment fee is $300 for the first year
* If finances are a challenge, please ask about our payment programs.
Please Note: A cadet's registration into the program will be held and cannot be sent in to USNSCC National Headquarters (NHQ) until all payments and necessary enrollment forms are received. Please come to the office at the next drill and check with the AO to confirm enrollment has been sent in.
DURATION OF SEA CADET PROGRAM
Once a cadet has enrolled, a minimum 1-year enrollment is requested. In addition, cadets are required to attend a two-week boot camp during the summer or a one-week boot camp during the winter (one week orientation for League Cadets in the summer). A cadet is asked to mark his/her calendar for the entire year so that personal activities can be scheduled around drills.
CADET IDENTIFICATION CARDS
Upon receipt of the appropriate fees, NHQ will issue each applicant listed a NSCC/NLCC ID card valid for 1 year. All cadets must possess current NSCC/NLCC ID cards at all times. The annual enrollment fee will be collected three months prior to the expiration of the card. With a current ID card and orders from the CO, cadets have access to military exchanges to purchase additional uniforms, etc.
Note: A $5.00 fee will be charged for each lost, stolen, or manipulated ID card replaced by NHQ.
USNSCC General Membership Link: http://resources.seacadets.org/
Once a cadet has enrolled, they will be required to re-enroll every year. Cadets are not required to take another physical exam. They are only required pay the annual renewal fee to renew their identification cards. Once you have made you payment below, we will automatically be notified and submit for a new I.D.
Annual Re-Enrollment Fee is $150
Failure to re-enroll annually will cause the cadet's ID CARD to expire. Cadets without valid ID CARDS are not permitted to enroll in Advanced Trainings or participate in Sea Cadet Activities. Check the Expiration date printed on the cadet's ID card and re-enroll 30-60 days BEFORE expiration to be sure a new card arrives prior to the old one expiring.
In order to join the Navy League Cadet Corps, one must meet the following criteria:
• Be between the ages of 10 1/2 and 13.
• Be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
• Be a full time student and maintain satisfactory grades (2.00 "C" grade point average).
• Be free of felony convictions.
Navy League cadets are trained in nautical skills such as knot tying and splicing, signaling, water safety and swimming, first aid, and even fire fighting. Cadets are instructed in military drill and discipline and are taught from a syllabus covering naval history to maritime nomenclature. Navy League cadets also tour ships and bases and participate in community events such as parades and fairs.
In addition, cadets have the opportunity to participate in weekend-long competitions and one week-long summer trainings held on Navy and Coast Guard bases. Week-long summer training is comprised of NLCC Cadet Orientation or "mini boot camp" for new cadets, and advanced training for senior cadets.
NLCC boot camp provides intense training in military and naval subjects and an introduction to the military atmosphere. NLCC advanced training provides senior cadets with training in leadership, boat safety, and subjects relevant to prepare cadets for the Sea Cadets.