Cadet advancement is about education. Learning new skills and attaining upper ranks breeds confidence and maturity. Advancement in rate and the satisfaction of earning awards and medals provide Cadets with a sense of honor, achievement and success. Advancement comes with a combination of coursework, hands on training, exams and perseverance. The curriculum of trainings is approved by the U.S. Navy and standardized at all training sites. Cadets receive hundreds of hours of instruction, with a focus on the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment. Both tone and tenor of instruction are modeled after the Navy’s recruit and advanced trainings. Valuable new skills can learned can lead directly to a job in the military or civilian world. If you choose to join in the Navy, Coast Guard or other military service, you can build a lifelong career based upon your expertise, whether in electronics, mechanics, computers or a wide variety of other fields. While military service is not a requirement, you can earn benefits if you decide to join. Sea Cadets who obtain the grade of E-3, or Seaman/Airman in the Corps, may receive an advanced pay grade of E-3, if they join the Navy or Coast Guard, and E-2 in the Marine Corps, US Army or other Services due to the training they receive. Former Sea Cadets also represent a substantial percentage of students at the five federal Service Academies.
Advancement differs depending if you are a Navy League Cadet or Naval Sea Cadet. Courses are designed to be age appropriate but follow specific US Navy guidelines and requirements. Along with regular promotions come increased leadership opportunities. As you propel upwards, you’ll find yourself with greater responsibility – for the opportunities that become available and for the safety and success of those around you. You’ll likely find yourself becoming a leader in your own right as you hone the skills you need to motivate, train and communicate effectively. Skills that will benefit you beyond the Sea Cadet Corps and in your everyday life.
It doesn’t matter how you get started. What matters is just how far you can push yourself. And with the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and in the Palm Beach Division, it’s entirely possible to push yourself right to the top.
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