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".
Since 1958 the Naval Sea Cadet Corps has been committed to providing American youth with a drug and alcohol free environment to foster their leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training and guide them to becoming mature young adults.
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:
- Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills
- Instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet
- Demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle
- Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation's armed services
Chain of Command
Although we say that "It is for the cadets", it does not work without the time, talents, and resources of all of the dedicated Adult Volunteers in our program
LTJG Jennie Monroe, USNSCC
Joined NSCC in November 2014. Division Executive Officer since September 2016.
LTJG Matthew Callander, USNR
Joined NSCC in May 2017. Division Operations Officer since May 2018.
Iwo Jima (LHD7) Division Crest
Seal: The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, commonly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the Osprey emblazoned upon a sea blue circle enclosed by a dark blue collar edged on the outside with gold rope and inscribed "USS IWO JIMA (LHD7) DIVISION" above and "U.S. NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS" below in gold.
Crest: Iwo Jima was the site of one of the most important and bitterly fought amphibious operations of World War II. The United States Marine Corps War Memorial is based on the immortal photograph of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi on February 23rd, 1945 and has become a symbol of strength, courage and valor. The USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) is configured to deploy with the V-22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Aircraft. This is symbolized by the attacking Osprey, a large raptor, it is a fish eating Bird of Prey and is found in the coastal areas of Florida. The palm fronds represent our Homeport of Palm Beach County. The light blue reflects the waters surrounding Florida and the dark blue reflects the seas of the world we have yet to explore. The white line inbetween sybolizes that which we have yet to learn before venturing out in deeper waters. The USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), in golden profile, sits below supporting all we do and keeping the watch. Two white stars, one emblazoned on each side represents that we are combined unit of Naval Sea Cadets and Navy League Cadets. The gold rope sybolizes our designation as a nationally recognized Honor Division.
Motto: The motto is based on Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz's words when he spoke of the Sailors and Marines who fought at the battle of Iwo Jima: "Among the Americans who fought at Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue." The motto is held in respect within a golden banner. Our namesake sponsor ship motto is "Uncommon Valor" and our Division motto is "Common Virtue", this sybolizes our asprirations to live up to the Navy core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment, to display high moral standards and to show respect to the Sailors and Marines who serve aboard the USS IWO JIMA.
Supporters: In the military spirit of "One Team, One Fight" and just as our namesake, the USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), we often work and train with our brothers and sisters of the Young Marines of the Palm Beaches.
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