Honor Respect Commitment Service  


"About us" can be about YOU!

We are dedicated to helping shape leaders with character. In a typical year, the program serves 6,000 cadets ages 10-18, in approximately 400 units across the country, as well as in Guam and Puerto Rico. These units operate year-round, holding monthly drills, performing in parades, participating in encampments, and attending special events. Of these 400, the Sacramento Division / TS California are of the very best. We remain in the top ten!


For sixty years, the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) has given thousands of young men and women a head start on life by providing them with skills, knowledge, and confidence. Our cadets are ready to be productive, responsible Americans because we challenge them and teach them values.

Our program gives everyone in our corps a solid appreciation for the maritime services, and while not required, many young men and women will join the armed forces. Regardless of where the winds blow, our cadets are prepared to step up to the challenge and ready for adventure.


Our rigorous "Sea Cadet Experience" teaches cadets to think on their feet, work as a team, and live a life dedicated to cultivating the values of honor, respect, commitment, and service. In the USNSCC, our young men and women have a chance to try new things, fail in a safe environment, succeed with perseverance and develop confidence when it matters most. Nothing better can be said than when one of our own displays the character, courage, and commitment to rescue a family of four from their burning home in the middle of a cold night. Recalling his firefighting training in "boot camp" (RT), adrenalin pumping he put everything on the line. BRAVO ZULU, CADET!

       The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a maritime-based youth program funded by the U.S. Navy and supported by the U.S. Coast Guard. Cadets train on naval bases and other military installations in a variety of military disciplines.

How will the US Naval Sea Cadets change your future?

Instills virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet


Demonstrates the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free, and gang-free lifestyle

Exposes cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation's armed services

Building Leaders of Character


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.