What the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is all about
"...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 10-18 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.
MISSION and VISION
The Nashville (LPD-13) Division, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps' mission objectives are to introduce Middle 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.