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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.

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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.

Membership Requirements

In order to join the USNSCC Officer Corps applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Prospective NSCC Officers, Midshipmen, and Auxiliarists must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. If an applicant is a foreign national with permanent residency status, they must present their Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) at the time of enrollment.
  • Be at least 21 years old (USNSCC Midshipmen 18-21).
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Be free of felony or Criminal convictions.
  • Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth.
  • NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from USNSCC NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the USNSCC program.