First off, we would like to thank you for showing interest in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet program. Since 1958, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps has mentored young men and women (ages 11-18) and helped them to shape very successful careers in both civilian and military careers. Our goal is to instill in these young men and women, the pride, patriotism, courage, self respect, and kindred virtues that will make them in to successful and respectable American citizens. The program allows these cadets to explore opportunities within the military without having to make the commitment of military service. The USNSCC maintains close liaison with all military branches to ensure adequate training for its personnel.
Cadets meet one weekend a month at the unit’s drill location (currently either the Watsonville National Guard Armory or the Naval Postgraduate School). Here cadets learn basic military skills such as military drill, customs and courtesies, Naval history, and other useful life skills. Physical training is also included in the training regimen. The drills usually last approximately 8 hours per day. If you are interested in visiting a USNSCC drill, let us know and we can make arrangements.
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Also, if you are outside of San Jose/Gilroy/Monterey/Santa Cruz area, please feel free to check out the national Sea Cadet website at