USNSCC - The Rudder Post

Updated: Feb 12

The Rudder Post is a monthly blog post providing reminders for training, webinars, and other useful information.

Read USNSCC Executive Director Andrew Lennon's Spring Recruiting Update


ADULT VOLUNTEER ADVISORY COUNCIL: Adult Volunteer Advisory Council application deadline is 8 February 2022.

INSURANCE RENEWAL: We are renewing our insurance. The units can start requesting COI (certificate of insurance) additional insurance for special events or drills. For any specific questions about insurance, please contact Veronica Morales at

SCHOLARSHIP: Thank you to the many members who have reached out to ask when the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps annual scholarship will be announced. We are as excited as you all are. We are waiting for final approval from the Board of Directors but we are planning to release the scholarship parameters by the end of next week (Week of 14th February). We wanted to ensure you all were aware that we did not forget this important yearly benefit for our Sea Cadets.


MAGELLAN REQUIREMENTS: Magellan will now require you to enter the attendance of all eligible cadets when creating a drill event. We know there is an issue with creating old events populating current cadets. We are working on this issue.


UNIFORM MANUAL: The uniform manual has been under review for the past several years. We appreciate those who have contributed to writing and editing it. The new version will be published very soon.



  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 8 p.m. EST: Black History Month USNSCC Webinar with Terry Spain, a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer and Owner of Terry Spain Consulting. Before retiring, Terry's primary job in the Navy was as a Mass Communication Specialist telling the Navy story. He has visited more than 40 countries and interacted with countless foreign Dignitaries. Webinar invitation will be sent out SEPCOR.

  • Monday, February 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST: Train-the-Trainer session for Recruiting Officers. We will record this session for any volunteers who cannot attend. Recording will be uploaded to Homeport.

  • Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST: National Recruiting Information Session for parents and potential cadets.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 8 p.m. EST: Women's History Month USNSCC Webinar with Rear Admiral Susan BryerJoyner, Navy Cyber Security Division Director Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Webinar invitation will be sent out SEPCOR.

  • Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m. EST: Women's History Month USNSCC Webinar with female U.S. Navy pilots who will discuss their naval careers, naval aviation, and what it means to serve. Webinar invitation will be sent out SEPCOR.

  • Friday, March 25 - Sunday, March 27, 2022. Commanding Officer Training Contingent (COTC) conference at the Hilton at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Summary: A limited number of COTCs are being invited to attend this weekend training. Recordings of training sessions and training resources will be shared with all COTCs afterward. Registration and travel invitation will be sent SEPCOR.

  • March-May 2022: National Virtual INDOC Beta Test (OPTIONAL). USNSCC HQ will be pilot testing a national virtual INDOC from March through May 2022 for any interested new cadets who have not attended Recruit Training. This request was submitted during the September 2021 Senior Leadership Workshop to best assist units with onboarding new cadets. Additional details are to be provided in February 2022.

  • Save the Date & Call for Presenters: All-Volunteer Virtual Conference!

  • When: Friday - Sunday, 8-10 April 2022

  • Invitees: All Sea Cadet Adult Volunteers

  • All adult volunteers are invited to join us for a virtual conference in April. Exact dates, topics and registration information to be shared in early February.

  • Sunday, 24 April 2022 at 5 p.m. EST: USNSCC HQ will host a Parent Orientation virtual session.

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