The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps program is a non-profit, military oriented, youth education program; designed to help American youth realize personal success and achievement. Boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18 enrolled in the program are given the opportunity to grow in confidence as they learn about the Navy’s core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Cadets wear Navy enlisted style uniforms and have the opportunity to train in a variety of areas and disciplines to include shipboard and shore station training, fire fighting, medical, search and rescue, honor guard, airman, FAA ground schools, military police, culinary arts, marksmanship, Navy SEALs, diving, and much more. The training Sea Cadets receive help them become better citizens and future leaders of our country. Youth in the program have the opportunity for advancement into leadership roles, instilling values of patriotism, courage, self-reliance, teamwork, and accountability.
There are about 400 Sea Cadet units in the United States, in almost every state; as well as Puerto Rico and Guam. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is also a participating member of the International Sea Cadet Association (ISCA). ISCA provides opportunities for cadets to take part in training activities abroad.