From Seaman Recruit to Chief Petty Officer, these are the things you must know to be a seaworthy Cadet.

PRT Standards

Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Standards

Be Ready! Be Strong! No Cadet can call themselves Ship Shape until they have learned their potential. Each Cadet must pass the PRT (yearly) before being authorized to attend Trainings (LO, RT or Advanced Trainings) and to be Advanced in Rate. See PRT Exercise Chart for minimums required and requirements for awards.

PRT Exercise Chart

Click the button to access the official Sea Cadets PRT Grading Results Form and Standards for Gender and Age.

Minimum Standards are noted and must be achieved to pass. Cadets must pass in order to attend Training and to retain their Membership in the Sea Cadets.

11 General Orders of a Sentry

Quizlet Flashcards and Tests to help you learn the 11 General Orders of a Sentry

Navy Terminology & Trivia

Every profession has its own jargon and the Navy is no exception. For the Navy, it's bulkheaddeck and overhead and not wallfloor, and ceiling. Some nautical terminology has found its way into every day use, and you will find the origins of this and Navy terminology below.

Sea Cadet Oath

I promise to serve God, honor our flag,
abide by the Naval Sea Cadet Corps Regulations,
and to carry out the orders of the officers appointed over me,
and so conduct myself as to be a credit to myself, my unit,
the Naval Sea Cadet Corps,  the Navy, the Coast Guard, and my country.

Sailor's Creed

I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America
and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.

I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me
to defend freedom and democracy around the world.

I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

Important Dates in Maritime History

United States Navy
13 OCT 1775

United States Marine Corps
10 NOV 1775

United States Coast Guard
04 AUG 1790

United States Merchant Marine
12 JUN 1775

Required Reading to Become a CPO

Any cadet desiring to advancement to PO1 or CPO must read and provide a one page report of no more than 500 words on their understanding of the book and how it can improve our unit. You can borrow a copy from the CO or purchase your own on Amazon.