Welcome Aboard!

We're a program for teens and middle-schoolers who are looking for a challenge and some adventure.  We meet once a month on weekends and learn what it's like to be in the Navy, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marines.  You get a chance to see what life is like in the service, get treated like adults, and earn some respect. Learn what it means to have Honor, Courage, and Commitment!

We know that our program isn't for everyone. In fact, we don't want just anyone to join! We are looking for the people who are looking for us. We want people who are looking for  a challenge based on the maritime services.

Manatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, Florida usually on the second weekend of each month. The Sea Cadets are for teenagers 13 through 17 years old. We also have a Navy League Cadet unit for people 11 through 13 years old.

The purpose of the Sea Cadets can be summed up in our charter:

"...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

We provide a fun and challenging environment that is free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and gangs. We develop leadership abilities and broaden Cadets' horizons using hands-on and self-paced training. We guide them to becoming mature young adults whether they decide to join the military or not.  For those that choose to join the Navy or Coast Guard, the education and training they receive will help them obtain advanced rates if they enlist.  Some other branches also award advanced placement.  Participating and excelling in Sea Cadets is also helpful to those who are looking to create an impressive application package for Service Academy and NROTC opportunities. 

The best part of being a Sea Cadet is the Advanced Trainings. After you finish a 2 week Recruit Training, you can choose from dozens of Advanced Trainings. Check out the Advanced Trainings section to find out more.

Interested in becoming a cadet?  Click the "Want to Join?" link on left.  Already in Scouts, 4H, Boys and Girls Club, or sports? That's OK, most of our cadets are, too!  Just like in the military, you can have other outside interests and hobbies.  We just give you one more way to have fun, make new friends, and have new challenges.

Want to learn more about the Sea Cadets? Go to the national website at: www.seacadets.org

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Last reviewed 19 JUL 13
Congratulations to PO2 Stamper and PO2 Hladik on their recent promotions to Petty Officer Second Class

Congratulations to PO3 Tia Ard on her promotion to League Cadet Petty Officer Third Class.
Congratulations to PO1 Cole Arnold on his promotion to Petty Officer First Class.

Congratulations to PO1 Damien Goodpaster on his promotion to Petty Officer First Class.

Congratulations to PO1 Kimberly Vickers for her promotion to Petty Officer First Class.

Congratulations to Petty Officer Third Class Tyler Hand for receiving the Daughters of the American Revolution for his outstanding service. 

Also, congratulations to Chief Petty Officer Ariana Pusey for receiving the VFW Medal for outstanding service in 2012.

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U Uniforms/Unlimited Opportunities
S Self Confidence Building

N Naval Heritage and Traditions
A Advancement Opportunities
V Visit Military Commands
A Advanced Training Opportunities
L Leadership Training

S Service Opportunities
E Enjoy Meeting New People
A Armed Services Affiliation

C Community Service
A Adventure
D Develop Self-discipline
E Employment Insight
T Travel

C Command Opportunities
O Organization Training
R Recognition
P Patriotism
S Social Opportunities