WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO

The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (Sea Cadets) is the Navy’s youth development program.

We give young Americans skills, knowledge, and confidence through an amazing variety of training opportunities.  Sea Cadets wear uniforms, work as teams in a disciplined environment, and adhere to our core values of honor, respect, commitment, and service.

GREATNESS HAS NO AGE

Sea Cadets are young men and women aged 10 to 18.  We are supported by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, and our Cadets train on naval bases and other military installations.

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

Sea Cadets gain unique and valuable experiences that incorporate hands on learning and teamwork.  Our diverse program includes seamanship, sailing, aviation, security, building robots, medical, STEM, SCUBA, submarines, photography, culinary, special forces training, and an International Exchange Program.

CHART YOUR COURSE

As a member of the Sea Cadets you navigate your path to success.
Join today to start your journey.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Are you ready to make the
difference in the lives of America’s
youth? Become a volunteer today. 

BECOME A CADET

Are you ready to choose adventure
and seek challenges? Become a
Sea Cadet today. 

DONATE

Help us change the lives of
America’s youth. Donate to the Sea
Cadets today.

Building Leaders
of Character

How will Sea Cadets change your future?

The mission of the Sea Cadets is to build leaders of character.

Our culture stresses self discipline, service to others, accountability, and patriotism.  At young ages, our cadets are given leadership opportunities by staffing summer training events, planning unit drill sessions, and teaching others.

While our cadets gain an appreciation for the sea services and military life, there is no requirement to join the military.  Many former cadets enlist, and dozens attend service academies or ROTC.  Cadets who complete our “recruit training” are well prepared for the rigors of boot camp or officer indoctrination.

Who Can Join?

All prospective cadets must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, and meet our minimum age requirement (ages 10 through the completion of high school). We have approximately 400 units across the United States, and in Guam and Puerto Rico. 

NAVY LEAGUE CADETS

JUNIOR PROGRAM

AGES :

10-13

SEA CADETS

SENIOR PROGRAM

AGES :

13-18

GET IN TOUCH

CONTACT US

www.seacadets.org
info@seacadets.org
2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201

MISSION

The mission of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps is to build leaders of character by imbuing in our cadets the highest ideals of honor, respect, commitment, and service.

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