Thank you for your support over the past 54 years!

On September 10, 1962, the 87th Congress approved and signed into law our organization, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. For the past 54 years, we have remained focused on providing opportunities to America's youth. We are committed to our mission because we believe that teaching cadets how to follow - and then to lead - helps them become better, more responsible citizens. We believe that exposing them to different career fields expands their minds and their options. We believe that we are stronger when we work together. Moreover, we believe that when you discover as a teenager that there are no limits on what you can accomplish, you are more likely to become an adult who strives for greatness.

Our 54th anniversary gives us an opportunity to reflect on all of the people who believe in this organization and make it special.

Since 1962, thousands of cadets have committed themselves to constant self-improvement. They start as recruits and as followers – and then, through hard work and consistent effort, they enter adulthood with discipline and leadership skills.

Since 1962, thousands of parents have entrusted our program with their children. They have put miles on their car and invested money and time into their cadets' success. We are privileged that these parents have chosen us to help mold their children’s future.

Since 1962, thousands of volunteers have given up weekends, vacations, and evenings to sew uniforms, plan drills, run trainings, and make our program better in big and small ways. We are honored that our volunteers have given their time, effort, and their hearts to our cadets.

Since 1962, our supporters have believed in the impact of our program and have provided the vital resources to ensure our cadets can afford the training that just might shape their future.

Our 54th anniversary is about so much more than marking a date in history. It is about the people who have gotten us to this point. We want to say thank you to everyone who believes in our program and works so hard to make it what it is.

All the Best,

Henry J. Nyland
Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret)
Executive Director