Your Limits Information Pamphlet (2.6MB PDF)
is the Navy League?
Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for boys and girls, at least
11 but not yet 14 years old, who are interested in the sea and
ships, and our nations seagoing services. The Navy League program
is designed to introduce young people to maritime and military
life, and to prepare them for later entrance into the Naval Sea
or "drill" at their local unit weekly or monthly through
out the year. A unit is structured along military lines and is
headed by a Commanding Officer. Units may drill on military bases,
at reserve centers, local schools, or community centers.
Navy League units are organized as Training Ships or companies.
NLCC training ships and companies are affiliated with Sea Cadet
units and most often drill on the same day and at the same location
as their sister unit.
Cadet units, the NLCC training ship and company has one main purpose,
and that is to foster team work, camaraderie and an understanding
of the military command structure among cadets.
instructed by both Sea Cadet Officers and senior Sea Cadets through
classroom and applied instruction in subjects such as basic seamanship,
military drill, and leadership. And most regions throughout the
country hold weekend competitions where training ships and companies
compete with each other to test their seamanship and military
League cadets are trained in nautical skills such as knot tying
and splicing, signaling, water safety and swimming, first aid,
and even fire fighting. Cadets are instructed in military drill
and discipline and are taught from a syllabus covering naval history
to ship nomenclature. Navy League cadets also tour ships and bases
and participate in community events such as parades and fairs.
cadets have the opportunity to participate in weekend long competitions
and one week long summer training held on Navy and Coast Guard
bases. Week long summer training is comprised of NLCC Cadet Orientation
or "mini boot camp" for new cadets, and advanced training
for senior cadets.
camp provides intense training in military and naval subjects
and an introduction to the military atmosphere. NLCC advanced
training provides senior cadets with training in leadership, boat
safety, and subjects relevant to prepare cadets for the Sea Cadets.
part in the pride and honor of wearing the Navy uniform, and being
apart of a fine organization gives the NLCC cadet a sense of service.
In addition, NLCC cadets who complete one year in the program,
and later enter the Sea Cadets, will enter at a higher rate. The
training received in the NLCC will give cadets the experience
for an easy transition to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
To view testimonials from former cadets please go to the Endorsements
In order to join the Navy League Cadet Corps applicants must meet
the following criteria:
- Be between
the ages of 11 and 14.
- Must be
a US Citizen
- Be a full
time student and maintain satisfactory grades (2.00 "C"
grade point average).
- Be free
of felony convictions.