Training Opportunities

Sea Cadet training consists of Navy Non-Resident Training Courses (NRTC), two-week training schools (TWT), shipboard training, and training arranged locally by units.

All new cadets enter the program at the rate of E1/Seaman Recruit. In order for cadets to move up through the ranks they must complete the following: the NRTC Correspondence Course for that rate, two-weeks of training, and depending on the rate, the Navy Military Leadership exam for that rate. NRTC's cover basic military and naval subjects such as naval history, seamanship, leadership, and ship/aircraft familiarization. The cadet rate structure parallels that of the Navy and Coast Guard's enlisted rate structure, with E7/Chief Petty Officer being the highest rate a cadet can achieve.

Two-week training (TWT) mostly takes place during summer months and occasionally during winter and spring break. The first TWT for all cadets is NSCC Recruit Training, better known as boot camp. It is a scaled down version of the Navy's boot camp. For the two-week period, cadets are instructed by active and reserve military personnel and Sea Cadet officers in military drill and discipline, physical fitness, seamanship, shipboard safety, first aid, naval history, and leadership.

After cadets have successfully completed boot camp, they can then participate in advanced training. Sea Cadet advanced training currently consists of the following:

TRAINING SCHOOLS

AIRMAN SCHOOL (AVIATION)
FAA GROUND SCHOOL
SEABEE SCHOOL (CIVIL ENGINEERING)
SUBMARINE SEMINAR
HOSPITAL CORPSMAN SCHOOL (MEDICAL)
SEAL TEAM TRAINING
AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING
PETTY OFFICER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
MASTER-AT-ARMS SCHOOL (MILITARY POLICE/LAW)
SHIPBOARD TRAINING
LIVE ABOARD NAVY & COAST GUARD SHIPS & SHORE STATIONS FOR TWO-WEEKS.


Sea Cadet training is held throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam on military installations.

In addition to the above, those cadets who exhibit extraordinary initiative and leadership ability may participate in annual exchanges with Sea Cadet Corp's around the world.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE PARTNERS

BELGIUM
BERMUDA
CANADA
HONG KONG
JAPAN
NETHERLANDS
SOUTH KOREA
and UNITED KINGDOM


Cadets get to meet their foreign counterparts, experience new cultures, and get to see how the navies of the world operate.
    

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