U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Marks 59th Anniversary

Updated 9/10/2021 8:57 AM

This Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps will mark its 59th anniversary. In 1962, this youth organization was created to teach America's youth the significance of maritime service in national defense while instilling a sense of pride and patriotism in our country.

Since the stand-up of our organization, many Sea Cadets have gone on to serve their nation proudly in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, National Guard, and the Merchant Marine. Sea Cadets have also gone onto successful careers in industry, academia, and government.


"It is incredible to see our cadets grow as individuals while mastering real-life skills. Being a part of this organization gives kids incredible opportunities," said the Commanding Officer of U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp 911 Division, ENS Lena Burkut.

Many of the 400 U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps units throughout the United States are coordinating or participating in 9/11 commemoration events in the cities and towns they live, as the nation collectively pauses to reflect and remember the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

The Sea Cadet Corps continues to provide compelling, life-changing programs and training that instill the values of teamwork, discipline, camaraderie, and service through our all-volunteer force and with our strong partnerships with our nation's armed forces.

Sponsored by the Navy League, the Naval Sea Cadet Corps is for youth ages 13 through 17. Also included under the Naval Sea Cadet Corps umbrella is their junior program, the League Cadet Corps, for youth ages 10 to 13.

The 911 Division holds monthly drills on the second weekend of the month, if you would like to attend, please contact seacadets911.pr@gmail.com.

To learn more about Sea Cadets, visit www.seacadets.org.