uss tennessee (BB-43)division

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp

Test your limits

The mission of BB43 is to introduce youth ages 10 - 17 to the sea-going military services and U.S. naval operations and training while developing in them a sense of personal and corporate pride, patriotism, courage, teamwork, accountability and self-reliance. Our vision is to provide an organization which trains our youth to become the servant leaders of tomorrow; confident in their abilities to lead and mentor, and never hesitant to help others in need. The core values of our program are Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

Our unit conducts drill one weekend per month from 0730 (7:30am) - 1600 (4pm) on SAT and SUN in Millington, TN, and our cadets also attend additional trainings over summer and/or winter breaks. Cadets are required to maintain 75% attendance and advance in rank each year through physical challenges, academic coursework, and annual training evolutions outside of the local unit.



You and your children ages 10-17 are invited to attend our Interest Meeting! We will start our Zoom call with a brief informational session followed by Q and A with our Commanding Officer, staff members, and senior cadets. All potential cadets must have a parent with them on the call.

Our next enrollment period for new cadets will be AUG/SEP 2021. The application packet and $230/cadet enrollment fee must be submitted by 15 SEP to be included in the FALL enrollment period. After the FALL session, the next enrollment period will be FEB/MAR 2022.

Online Interest Meetings will be held at 0900 on: 24 JUL 28 AUG

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Cadets work on military bearing, physical training, marching, discipline, rank & structure, naval history and heritage, and much more


Our Color Guard team provides services to several organizations in the area including Navy League Memphis, West TN Veteran's cemetery, military ceremonies and reunions


After basic training, cadets have vast advanced training opportunities in seamanship, aviation, medical, STEM, cyber, marksmanship, winter survival, river ops, POLA, service academies...


The Navy League supports America's young people through its youth programs, including sponsorship of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Navy League Scholarship Program.