"...through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy, to encourage and aid American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues." - NSCC Charter - 36 USC 1541
Since 1958 the Naval Sea Cadet Corps has been committed to providing American youth with a drug and alcohol-free environment to foster their leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training and guide them to becoming mature young adults. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is for American youth ages 10-17 who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs. The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps is currently composed of 380 divisions (units) in 48 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.
What We Do
Our unit holds drill in Millington one weekend per month, typically the third weekend, from 0730 to 1600 (Saturday & Sunday). Cadets are expected to attend both days of every drill weekend and to arrive and depart on time. A typical drill day consists of physical training (PT), close order drill (marching), classroom training, and an occasional guest speaker. Outings may include the shooting range, Coast Guard station, museums, FTX's (camp-outs), community service projects, and more.
Cadets also participate in various summer and/or winter advanced trainings which are 5-14 days in length. Recruit Training is the first training a cadet must attend (boot camp) after which they may attend other Advanced trainings. These trainings include shipboard and shore station training, FAA ground/flight schools, military police, marksmanship, Navy SEAL, explosive ordnance disposal, honor guard, music, culinary arts, photo journalism and much more. The training Cadets receive will help them to be better citizens and the future leaders of our country.
MISSION and VISION:
The mission objectives of USNSCC Region 5-5 are to introduce Tennessee youth to naval life while developing in them a sense of personal and corporate pride, patriotism, courage, teamwork, accountability and self-reliance in an environment free from drugs and gangs. 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.