We are dedicated to helping American youth realize personal success and achievement through a maritime training program.
Sea Cadets have the opportunity to learn and experience Navy life, develop patriotism, courage,self-reliance, accountability and teamwork. Cadets from our Division may choose careers in the Navy, Coast Guard,NOAA Corps or Merchant Marine or may choose to pursue college educations in Engineering, Naval Architecture, Biology, Education, Marine Science or Business. Scholarships are available to qualified applicants through the Sea Cadet national program.
The Great Lakes Division, NSCC features hands-on training aboard the 81 ft. vessel, PRIDE OF MICHIGAN. The ship is a registered Great Lakes Research Vessel maintained and operated by cadets under the guidance of highly skilled adult Instructors and Officers.Training missions focus on SCUBA training, dive operations, underwater research, seamanship and engineering skills.
To Qualify for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, you must meet the following standards:
SCUBA Training and PADI Certification - Professional Association of Dive Instructors
Courses include Open Water Diver (the first level), Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver and a wide range of Specialty certifications. Certified Cadet divers, supervised by professional Instructors and Dive Masters, may participate in underwater research projects conducted under the direction of scientists and research professionals in the fields of Marine Biology, Archeology, Geology and Ecology.
Boot Camp Newly enrolled cadets must complete ten days of summer recruit training at a Navy recruit training command. The Great Lakes Division will send a group of 10-15 Sea Cadets age 13-16 in June to Sea Cadet Boot Camp and a group of Navy League Cadets age 11-12 to Navy League Boot Camp in August. Boot Camp offers the cadets Physical Training, courses in Naval History, Customs and Traditions and a variety of activities. Cost to the families is minimal.
Drills Meetings or drills are usually scheduled two Saturdays each month for four hours each in the Fall/Winter and are mandatory. Spring/Summer drills are most weekends along with day and overnight trips on the ship. Ten Day Research/Training missions are scheduled twice each season.
Advancement Cadets are required to complete correspondence courses and advance in rank each year.. Specialized training is available for qualified cadets nationwide.
Standards All Cadets are expected to act in a manner that will bring honor to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
Cadets must maintain good grades at school, meet regulation grooming standards, show respect to seniors, Officers, Instructors and adults in the community and and wear the uniform properly when participating in Sea Cadet activities.
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