NAVY LEAGUE CADET CORPS (NLCC)
This junior cadet program introduces its members to naval life through instruction in basic seamanship and leadership. NLCC members are able to participate in monthly drill sessions and during school breaks and in a one-week orientation class as well as in specially-designed annual training sessions. The purpose of the NLCC program is to prepare its cadets for success upon entering NSCC by exposing them to the fundamentals of seamanship and leadership. The training program is less arduous than NSCC’s, but still includes a wide variety of away-from-home, one-week training opportunities designed to give cadets exposure to Navy life.
WHO SHOULD JOIN NLCC?
If you are between the ages of 10 and 13, NLCC is the ideal place to start.
NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS (NSCC)
The senior cadet program exposes its cadets to the full rigors of a military training program. Cadets are required to attend a mandatory two-week recruit training camp. After this requirement is met, cadets are eligible to participate in a variety of advanced training sessions. These sessions serve to expose cadets to seamanship and seagoing subjects. They also focus on developing an appreciation for our country’s rich naval history, customs and traditions.
WHO SHOULD JOIN NSCC?
If you are turning 14 this year, you should start in NSCC.
There are two classifications of cadets within the Firelands Division. The main group is the Sea Cadets, which is generally the high school aged cadets (Ages 13 to 17). Younger (11 to 13) applicants will be enrolled as League Cadets. Unless otherwise noted, the following qualifications apply to both categories of cadets.
The NSCC Officer Corps is made of dedicated, volunteer adult leaders, both civilian and military, who provide for the administration of all facets of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps. This includes the operation of local units to the operation of two-week summer training programs. Officers must be US Citizens and be at least 21 years of age.
The Firelands Division is blessed to have a great dedicated group of adult volunteers. If you are interested in joining or volunteer adult staff or have questions, please email us with your inquiry.
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