Adult Volunteers – The Naval Sea Cadet Corps Officer Corps

Adult Volunteers

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps Officer Corps provides adult leadership for cadets of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). NSCC officers are dedicated volunteers who instruct cadets, operate units and escort cadets when participating in events away from their home unit. Officers may either be civilians or military (active, reserve or retired) who are knowledgeable of youth and interested in their training. Instructors are also recruited from active Reserve military commands and leaders within the community. Members of the Naval Reserve may qualify for drill credit and active duty for training orders (ADT) for participating in NSCC/NLCC activities. The NSCC does not require specific education or professional qualifications, but applicants with nautical/military experience are desired. NSCC officers are authorized to wear Navy officer uniforms (modified by the NSCC insignia). All NSCC officers are appointed by NSCC National Headquarters.

Membership Requirements

In order to join the NSCC Officer Corps applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Be at least 21 years old (NSCC Midshipmen 18-21).
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Be free of felony convictions.

Attached you will find all the forms for becoming an adult volunteer. You will need to make (3) copies of the NSCADM005 Request for References. Only one Adult Application and Report of Medical History need to be filled out. When your references have been obtained, bring them to the unit when you bring all your paperwork in for processing.

NSCC/NLCC are  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, in regard to our enrollment qualifications. Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth. NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.

Familiarize yourself with the Administration Manual at Pay particular attention to Chapter 2: section C and D.

You will need two pictures:

- A full body picture against a white or blank wall, slacks and collared shirt/uniform, no hats. The picture will need to be sized to fit the frame on the adult application. Trimming the picture to fit inside the frame then glue to the application form.

- A head shot for the ID. The picture for ID can be taken at the unit. All other photos are to be taken by the Adult Volunteer.

Click on link below for an Informational pamphlet.

acrobat NSCC Adult Leadership Information Pamphlet (2MB PDF)