Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to the Iwo Jima (LHD7) Division of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) based in Palm Beach County Florida at the Palm Beach Maritime Academy, Lantana, FL. We serve all of West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.

​The NSCC is for American youth ages 10-17 who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life in a hands-on, real-world environment, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs and focuses on the Navy Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.

We invite you to learn more about our unit and the NSCC.

Official Partners


USNSCC is comprised of two programs. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program is for young people ages 14 through the completion of high school. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior program the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), for young people ages 10 through 13.

We are sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

The Goals of Our Cadet Programs

At the request of the Department of the Navy, the Navy League of the United States established the USNSCC in 1962 to “create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth”.

Today’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps continues to further the image of our maritime services by adhering to a standardized training program designed to:

  1. Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills
  2. Instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet
  3. Demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle
  4. Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation’s armed services

We have a rich history.

Learn more about the history of the Sea Cadet program here


The Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Division meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palm Beach Maritime Academy. Due to COVID-19 health guidance regulations, guests are required to make an appointment before attending a preview drill. Please contact us using the form below: