The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Officer Corps provides adult leadership for cadets of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) and the U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (USNLCC). NSCC officers are dedicated volunteers who instruct cadets, operate units and escort cadets when participating in events away from their home unit. Officers may either be civilians or military (active, reserve or retired) who are knowledgeable of youth and interested in their training. Instructors are also recruited from active Reserve military commands and leaders within the community.
Members of the Naval Reserve may qualify for drill credit and active duty for training orders (ADT) for participating in USNSCC / USNLCC activities. The USNSCC does not require specific education or professional qualifications, but applicants with nautical/military experience are desired. NSCC officers are authorized to wear Navy officer uniforms (modified by the USNSCC insignia). All USNSCC officers are appointed by USNSCC National Headquarters. For those that do not meet the physical requirements or do not wish to wear the Navy officer uniform can wear the alternate uniform upon acceptance of the Adult Leader application from USNSCC National Headquarters.
In order to join the USNSCC Officer Corps applicants must meet the following criteria: