R.d. StethEm
 Hawaii Sea Cadet

Aloha and Welcome to the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
R.D. Stethem Battalion
Future Patriots, Ready to Stand the Watch!

The Sea Cadet Corps offers young Americans a wealth of opportunities. Cadets learn leadership, management, organization and discipline while developing honor, courage, and commitment. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps provides critical mentorship, training, and leadership opportunities to young people, enabling them to reach their fullest potential.

But if you were to ask our cadets...they would simply tell you that it's fun!



Chartered by the US Congress in 1958, the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is for American youth ages 13-18 who have a desire to learn about the Marine Corps, Navy, 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 military life, develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs.

"Honor, Courage, Commitment" is the Navy’s motto and adult volunteers strive to teach these ideals, along with practical naval knowledge. Structured along military lines, cadets attend drill bi-weekly, headed by a Commanding Officer. The organization's mission is to foster team work, camaraderie, and to develop in cadets an understanding of the military command structure.

During summer and winter school breaks, Cadets may participate in advanced or special trainings covering a diverse range of interests in camps across the United States. Some examples of advanced trainings include: Field Ops, Leadership, Sailing, Aviation, Culinary Arts, Judge Advocate General (JAG), Fire Fighting, Marksmanship, Music, Seamanship, Photojournalism, and even SEAL Training to name just a few. Additionally, cadets may earn the opportunity to participate in an international exchange program, as well as the opportunity to check out either the Naval or the Coast Guard Academies. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps also provides the opportunity to earn college scholarships.

While participation in the Sea Cadet Corps in no way obligates participants to serve in the military, those that choose to enlist could enter service at an advanced rank and earn an advanced pay grade based on their Sea Cadet performance.

If you are interested in attending an orientation to learn more, contact us via the
How to Join link. A Recruiting Officer will contact you to set up the orientation.  After the orientation, you have the option to join us for that day before making a commitment. We look forward to meeting you!

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