Is Sea Cadets for you?
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps and Navy League Cadet Corps programs give motivated boys and girls, ages 10 to 17, the opportunity to grow in confidence as they learn about the military traditions of honor, courage, commitment; and duty, honor, and country. Summer training includes shipboard and shore station training, music with the Navy band, photo-journalism, honor guard, airman, FAA ground/flight schools, military police, judge advocate general, culinary arts, marksmanship, Navy SEAL, explosive ordnance disposal, and much more. The training that Sea Cadets receive will help them to be better citizens and the future leaders of our country.
Sea Cadets is for good youth who want to be better - youth who want to expand their horizons and challenge themselves. It is NOT a correctional program for troubled youth, and it is not a replacement for parental or school discipline. Extensive physical training is required, so while it is not necessary to be an athlete, cadets must be willing to increase their fitness level through daily exercise. All cadets must be U.S. citizens in good standing (maintaining a "C" average, not be failing any classes, and not having disciplinary issues) at school. Membership in the Sea Cadets does not lead to enlistment in the armed forces.
Because of the rigor of the Sea Cadets program, youth must have clearance from their physician to participate fully in the program. A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.
The Navy League Cadets Corps is for boys and girls 10 years old to 13 years old. The Navy League Cadet program offers rapid advancement and an optional one-week summer program. Cadets learn the basics of military courtesies- and close order drill in a less intense manner. They also focus on military history and heroes. They participate in many of the same local activities as the Sea Cadets. For more information, see the national Navy League Cadets webpage.
U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps is for boys and girls ages 13 to 17. Sea Cadets must attend a two-week recruit training prior to ranking up. Required Navy correspondence courses teach cadets about many aspects of naval life, aviation, construction (Seabee) skills, and leadership. For more information, see the national Sea Cadets webpage.
Sea Cadets have many opportunities for college scholarships, and if they choose to enlist in the armed services, they may go in at a higher rank/rate, resulting in increased salary and a jump in advancement over their peers. Those students who are interested in applying to one of the military academies have a definite an advantage because of Sea Cadets!
But the real reward of being in Sea Cadets comes from the increased maturity, knowledge, and leadership skills that the program
offers its participants. Sea Cadets become confident individuals who understand the importance of courtesy, value our country, and respect the sacrifices that our military personnel make every day. They are exposed to a wide variety of skills and vocations; and they explore a whole new world of opportunities to expand their options for the future.
*Please Note: The medical examination is similar to a high school sports physical and is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC or NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.
Also any adult volunteer applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth.
NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.
The Cadet Commitment
Cadets are held to a high standard in 1124th Construction Battalion. Drills are once a month, typically from 0800 to 1600 (8 AM to 4 PM). Cadets are expected to attend every drill and to arrive and depart on time. Additional meetings can be be held for field trips, fundraising, and community service. Those cadets not attending drill regularly may not be authorized to attend special events. One hundred percent attendance is encouraged. Just like a sports team, our Sea Cadets team needs all its players at drill. We hope for all cadets to grow and enjoy the tremendous rewards of our unit.
A typical drill day consists of physical training (PT), close order drill (marching), training, and sometimes, guest speakers. Outings may include the rifle range, Coast Guard/Navy ships, museums, FTX's (camp-outs), community service projects, and more. We meet at Luella High School 603 Walker Drive, Locust Grove, GA 30248 but, our location may change depending on our activities. If you are not in our local area, please see the national Sea Cadets website to find a location near you.
Are you interested in joining the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps? Before you start the application process there are a few requirements you should know about. All cadets and parents must go through the application and interview process and cadets must pass a basic medical exam, performed by your doctor, so that they can be cleared for physical training.
Other mandatory requirements:
Complete and submit all NSCC application forms to include the medical evaluation and medical history forms
League Cadets must be between the ages of 10 and 13
Sea Cadets must be between the ages of 13 and 17
Must be a US Citizen
Must have Navy regulation haircut and no facial hair prior to enrolling
Be a full time student in an accredited school or homeschooled, and maintain satisfactory grades (2.00 “C” grade point average)
Attend a minimum of 75% of all drills
Be free of felony and/or misdemeanor convictions
Be single and not a parent
Please Email Contact@1124thcb.org to arrange for the interview. The cadet will be notified if accepted into the program after the interview.