The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps provides compelling, life-changing programs that instill the values of teamwork, discipline, camaraderie and service through our passionate all-volunteer force and our partnerships with our nation's armed forces.
The USNSCC is the officially supported youth program of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. We offer our cadets the opportunity to wear the U.S. Navy's uniform and participate in unique and truly outstanding training opportunities aboard military ships and shore stations. As a Sea Cadet, you will interact with many of the 11,000 other cadets across our more than 400 units in the U.S. and territories.
Character matters to us. Sea Cadets are mature, driven, and talented future leaders who make good life decisions and hold themselves to a high standard of integrity. If that describes you, you will fit in here with other teenagers who share your life goals, your interests, and most importantly, your values.
Our Core Values
"I am accountable for my professional and personal behavior. I will be mindful of the privilege I have to serve my fellow Americans. I will abide by an uncompromising code of integrity, taking full responsibility for my actions and keeping my word."
Honor includes the honor of your nation and your Naval Sea Cadet Corps as well as your own, and maintaining that honor will often require courage and commitment.
Courage is the value that gives me the moral and mental strength to do what is right, with confidence and resolution, even in the face of temptation or adversity.
Courage can be physical or moral - sometimes you have to make a decision that is not easy and may not result in you getting what you want, but because it is the right thing to do, you must find the courage to do it.
The day-to-day duty of everyone in the Naval Sea Cadet Corp is to join together as a team to improve the quality of our work, our people and ourselves.
Commitment is doing what you know is right, what is honorable, what is courageous.
These are not just words but inter-related concepts that you must take to heart to guide you in virtually everything you do. Before you make a decision or do something, you must consider whether your action will reflect a loss of honor, a failure of courage, or a lack of commitment. These Core Values are embodied in the "Sailor's Creed".