FOR YOUNG AMERICANS AGES 10 - 18
HAS NO AGE
Sea Cadets are young Americans who always choose adventure, seek challenges, and step outside of their comfort zones. Sponsored by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, cadets train on military installations in a variety of fields proving that Greatness Has No Age.
Learn to sail, fly a plane, conduct field operations, build robots, earn your SCUBA certification, train on a submarine base, cook on a military base, get a taste of SEAL training, or travel overseas with our International Exchange Programs. Only you can chart your course.
CHART YOUR COURSE
As a member of the Sea Cadets you navigate your path to success. Join today to start your journey.
How will Sea Cadets change your future?
The mission of the Sea Cadets is to build leaders of character.
Leadership opportunities and learning valuable skills open a wide variety of career paths for our cadets. Examples include public service, medicine, and law enforcement. Many pursue higher education. While there is no requirement for military service, many cadets join the armed forces.
A recent poll showed that 65% of cadets were interested in joining the military. According to the U.S. Navy, more than 500 former Sea Cadets join the United States Navy in a typical year 10% to 12% of graduating Sea Cadets will enter each incoming U.S. Naval Academy Class.
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. If you can’t find a local unit, check out our Virtual Battalion.