Along with regular monthly drills, Recruit (RT) and Advanced Trainings (AT) are open to both League Cadets and Sea Cadets. While cadet units are organized along military lines, their main purpose is to foster good citizenship and an interest and appreciation of our nation’s sea services. Cadets and volunteers are also quick to name the wonderful by-products of our training program: new friends, a sense of accomplishment from overcoming obstacles and involvement with the community. Training’s are available during the summer months and a limited number of trainings are available during school winter break period.
Sea Cadet Recruit Training (RT) is a 9 to 14 day away training all Sea Cadets must attend. These training sessions are taught at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command, at other naval bases or stations and at regional recruit training sites using other military host resources. The curriculum of this training is approved by the U.S. Navy and standardized at all training sites. Cadets receive 106 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 training.
League Cadets have the option of attending a one-week, away-from-home Navy League Orientation class. Although the training is not required, we highly encourage all League Cadets to attend. The NLCC training program is modeled after the Sea Cadet program, but is tailored to be age-appropriate. The training program is less arduous, but still includes a wide variety of training opportunities designed to give League Cadets exposure to Navy life. Cadets who complete orientation can participate in advanced training sessions such as classes in aviation, sailing, leadership, medical and adventure training. League Cadets also learn about small boats and small boat safety using the U.S. Coast Guard’s safe boating curriculum.
All Cadets must complete RT or League Cadet Orientation to be eligible to attend Advanced Training. Sea Cadets may choose from a wide variety of advanced training opportunities that are nationally advertised by USNSCC headquarters. League Cadets who complete orientation can also participate in specifically tailored advanced training sessions listed as NLCC Trainings on the National Sea Cadet website. Advanced training focuses on military and general career fields and opportunities. It also serves to provide cadets with disciplined and interesting activities during the year. Sea Cadet Advanced Training is held primarily at Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine installations, and can range anywhere from five days up to three weeks in length. The training courses are coordinated and staffed by NSCC Officers and Instructors, and may have outside instructors from all branches of the Armed Forces, who are mainly made up of Active and Reserve Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard personnel. League Cadet trainings are typically 5 to 7 days in length and may be held at military installations or alternate training locations. Local advanced trainings are conducted within the unit and upcoming trainings can be found under Local Advanced Training.
Advanced Course Selections for Sea Cadets:
While not an exhaustive list, below is a typical variety of AT’s available to Sea Cadets:
Naval Sea Cadets participating in the Sea Cadet Surface Warfare School train in the U.S. Navy damage control wet trainer – USS Buttercup – aboard Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island.
Advanced Course Selections for League Cadets:
While not an exhaustive list, below is a typical variety of AT’s available to League Cadets:
U. S. Navy League Cadets ages 12 and 13 SEAL Training, at Camp Pendleton, CA – July 2015.
Current Trainings Available:
As trainings are made available, they are listed with details on the National Sea Cadet website at http://magellan.seacadets.org/public/training.asp. To attend a training, Cadets must first request a Request for Training Authority form from the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer or Training Officer of the unit. Once approved you then follow the submission requirements for that training found in the “Details” section of the listed training. Complete instructions are provided in an informative webinar video on our YouTube Channel.
Local advanced trainings are available on our website. Schedules are posted here.
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