Welcome to the US Naval Sea Cadets in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cadet Corps program at Phoenix Division includes two separate units: The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) Phoenix Division and the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) Training Ship Battleship Arizona. Both units drill out of Hensley & Company Distributing at 4201 North 45th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is the only federally-sponsored nationwide youth association within the U.S. Department of Defense. The legacy of naval training for youth began with the Navy Apprentice Boys at the Newport Naval Training Station in 1874; this tradition eventually evolved into today’s national Naval Sea Cadet program in 1958. Recognizing the importance and benefits of the Sea Cadets, Congress on September 10, 1962 federally incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps under Public Law 87-655 (36 USC 1541)
The NSCC is for young people between the ages of 13 through 18, while the NLCC is available for young people from 10 through 14. The NSCC is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, sponsored through the Navy League of the United States, and is supported by the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. Official support of the USNSCC by the Navy is promulgated in OPNAVINST 5760.5C. Commander, Naval Recruiting Command is responsible for coordinating the U.S. Navy’s support of the NSCC. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps has also been designated by the United States Coast Guard as their primary youth program; official support of the USNSCC is outlined in the USCG Public Affairs Manual COMDTINST M5728.2A.
Phoenix Division and Training Ship Battleship Arizona currently has openings for the 2017-2018 academic year in both Cadet units for young people who have ambition, self-discipline, and a strong academic background. In addition to learning about the four sea services and the long maritime tradition of the United States, USNSCC training provides Cadets with a solid foundation for building academic and social skills, teamwork, and critical thinking. Our meetings are held on Saturday & Sunday mornings in the Clydesdale Room of Hensley and Company Distributing at 4201 N. 45th Ave, Phoenix, AZ.
Our unit’s combined knowledge includes more than 22 years of training in math, science, engineering and military heritage. The goals of our unit include:
- Develop an appreciation for Naval History, traditions and customs and their role in national defense.
- Develop a sense of pride in our nation, positive qualities of patriotism, courage and self-reliance, confidence and strong moral character and good citizenship traits.
- Develop an interest and skill in seamanship and aviation subjects.
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All hands to be present. Contact your LPO if you are not able to make it. Grooming standards will be enforced and there will be random ID checks. Remember to read the POD. You are responsible for the information contained within. Also, remember to bring a notebook and pen/pencil as they are part of your uniform.
For parents who want to know how all of this works, the Parent’s Handbook is a good starting point. It gives a general description and an overview of the program, to give new parents and cadets an idea of how the program is run. Click on the handbook to go to Homeport for more information.