Our Mission

Sea Cadet organizations exist in most of the maritime nations of the world. Recognizing the value of these organizations in educating
youth in maritime matters, the Department of the Navy requested the Navy League of the United States to establish a similar
program for American youth. The Navy League agreed to do so and formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and
Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in 1958. Recognizing the importance and benefits of the NSCC, Congress on September 10,
1962 federally incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps under Public Law 87-655 (36 USC 1541).

Midshipman Association to offer cadets broader opportunities in areas of leadership and aviation. The NSCC also took an active part
in the creation of the International Sea Cadet Association (ISCA). The ISCA is an association of Sea Cadet Corps' from around the
world, whose main objective is to facilitate exchanges of cadets between member countries.

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.
In cooperation with the Department
of the Navy, to encourage and aid
American youth to develop, train
them in seagoing skills, and to teach
them patriotism, courage,
self-reliance and kindred virtues."  
NSCC Charter - 36 USC 1541.