REQUIREMENTS FOR CADETS
Sea Cadet Age Requirements: (USNSCC) An applicant for the Mahan Division Sea Cadets must be at least 13 years old but not have reached their 18th birthday.
League Cadet Age Requirements: (USNLCC) An applicant for the Louis D. Liskin League Cadets must be at least 10 years old but not have reached their 13th birthday.
Education: Applicants must be enrolled in school, either public or private, or a sanctioned home school program and have a satisfactory scholastic standing. A copy of the prospective cadet's most recent report card must be submitted with their application.
Moral Character: Applicants must possess good moral character, be unmarried, not pregnant, drug free and be free of felony convictions. All cadets will be interviewed by the Commanding Officer or a designated officer.
Medical: A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.
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 NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program. Adults must pass a basic background check before they can participate in drill or events.
DURATION OF SEA/LEAGUE CADET PROGRAM
Once a cadet has enrolled, a minimum 1-year enrollment is requested. In addition, cadets are required to attend a two-week boot camp during the summer (one week for League Cadets). Cadets are asked to mark their calendar for the entire year so that personal activities can be scheduled around drills. Cadets must submit a leave form at least 30 days in advance of drill if they will be absent. Keep in mind that there is an average of 12-14 drills per year. Cadets must attend 75% of all scheduled drills.
ENROLLMENT FORMS REQUIRED
Cadet Application Must be signed by a parent/guardian.
Report of Medical History Must be signed by a parent/guardian.
Report of Medical Exam Must be signed by examining medical professional.
Sea Cadet Fees: The initial enrollment fee is $290.00 and $90.00 per year thereafter. Enrollment fee includes administrative and insurance fees. The NSCC accident insurance program form is attached to the application packet. NO ID card will be issued until the correct fees are received by NHQ.
League Cadet Fees:The initial enrollment fee is $275.00 and $90.00 per year thereafter. Enrollment fee includes administrative and insurance fees. The NSCC accident insurance program form is attached to the application packet. NO ID card will be issued until the correct fees are received by NHQ.
In addition to the annual enrollment fee, additional costs for meals, transportation to and from training, uniform costs, and other related expenses may be applicable to the program or the unit. Shoes, Boots and T-Shirts are required to be purchased by all cadet. League Cadets must purchase Dress Uniform (Salt & Peppers), White collared short sleeved, button up dress shirt and Black dress slacks ( no pleated Pockets), USNSCC is unable to obtain these items from the ship store. This is why NLCC Fees are adjusted.
Refund/Transfer: Enrollment fees paid by individuals who subsequently drop from the NSCC program are non-refundable or transferable to another applicant.
Replacement: A $10.00 fee will be charged for each lost, stolen or manipulated ID card replaced by NHQ.
Overdraft Checks: A $25 fee will be charged for a returned check.
CADET IDENTIFICATION CARDS
Issue: Upon receipt of the appropriate fees, NHQ will issue each applicant listed a NSCC/NLCC ID Card valid for 1 year. All cadets must possess current NSCC/NLCC ID Cards at all times. The annual enrollment fee will be collected 3 months prior to expiration of card.
Description: A white card printed in Blue will be issued to Sea Cadets and a white card printed in Black will be issued to League Cadets. Cadet ID Cards will be stamped "Under Age 21" to clearly indicate that NSCC/NLCC Cadets are minors
With a current ID Card and orders from the CO, cadets have access to military exchanges to purchase additional uniforms, etc.