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USNSCC is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval disciplines while instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs modeled after the Navy's professional development system.

USNSCC is comprised of two programs. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program is for young people ages 13 through the completion of high school. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior program the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), for young people ages 10 through 13.

Run by a small staff in Arlington, Virginia, we are sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

The Goals of Our Cadet Programs

At the request of the Department of the Navy, the Navy League of the United States established the USNSCC in 1962 to "create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth".
Today's U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps continues to further the image of our maritime services by adhering to a standardized training program designed to:

Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills
Instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet
Demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle
Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation's armed services


The Maryland (SSBN 738) Division meets, or "drills," as a unit bi-monthly throughout the year. The unit is structured along military lines and is headed by a Commanding Officer. The Commanding Officer is aided by an Executive Officer and an assortment of adult leaders. Maryland (SSBN 738) Division drills at various American Legion Posts in Queen Anne's County, MD.

Our main purpose is to foster team work, leadership, camaraderie, respect, and an understanding of the military command structure among cadets while having fun!

Classwork and training during drills introduces cadets to naval life through instruction in basic seamanship, military drill and leadership. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is also added to the training curriculum when possible.

NSCC - Our Sea Cadet program builds leaders

The NSCC is the senior program of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps. It was developed for older cadets, ages 13 through 17. The mission of the NSCC is to expose cadets to the full rigors of a military training program. NSCC prepares its cadets for whatever path they may take after high school.

When you join as a League Cadet or Sea Cadet, you will meet with your local unit. Depending on when you join, during either summer vacation or winter vacation, you will have your first opportunity to attend a league orientation or recruit training. After successful completion of your orientation or recruit training, you can progress to more advanced trainings at multiple locations throughout the country!

NLCC - Laying the foundation of future leaders

NLCC is a fantastic opportunity for youths to make friends, try something new, and prepare themselves to eventually enter U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

The NLCC is the junior program of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. It was developed for younger cadets, ages 10 through 13. The mission of the NLCC is to train cadets about the seagoing military services, community service, citizenship, and an understanding of discipline and teamwork so that they are prepared for membership in the NSCC.

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