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New Recruits

  1. Uniforms
  2. Correspondence Coursework
  3. 11 General Orders
  4. Sea Cadet Oath
  5. Sailor's Creed
  6. Uniform Awareness
  7. Military Courtesies
  8. Physical Fitness
  9. Recruit Training

So you are new to Sea Cadets and may be asking.......


You have turned in your enrollment documents and paid your enrollment fee.  You are now a Seaman Recruit and don't know what to do next.  What do you do now?  Here is a list of things you will need to work on during your first 3 months as a recruit.  They are explained in detail below.

Begin Your Exercise Regimen

Physical fitness is a key component for every cadet as each cadet is tested regularly at drill against USNSCC published standards commonly referred to as the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) It is very important that cadets maintain their physical as passing the PRT with acceptable scores is a requirement for advancement and attending advanced trainings. 

Complete the Basic Military Requirements (BMR) Correspondence Course

This course is self-study training manual that covers the basic knowledges required of the men and women of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve.  It is organized into subject matter areas, each containing learning objectives to help you determine what you should learn along with text and illustrations to help you understand the information. The subject matter reflects day-to-day requirements and experiences of personnel in the rating or skill area. 

You can find this course on the HOMEPORT website. You are required to complete Assignments 1,5,6,9, & 10 in order to attend Recruit Training.  However, we encourage our cadets to complete the BMR entirely to be better aquainted with military practices.  In completing this course, you will improve your military and professional knowledge.

Learn the 11 General Orders of the Sentry

  1. To take charge of this post and all Government property in view.
  2. To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
  3. To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
  4. To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.
  5. To quit my post only when properly relieved.
  6. To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and Officers and Petty Officers of the watch only.
  7. To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
  8. To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
  9. To call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
  10. To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
  11. To be especially watchful at night and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.
A copy of the General Orders can be downloaded from out Resources page.

Learn the Sea Cadet Oath and Sailor’s Creed

Oath of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps

 I promise to serve God, honor our Flag,

abide by the Naval Sea Cadet Corps regulations and carry out the orders of

the officers appointed over me,

and so conduct myself as to be a credit to myself,

my unit,

the Naval Sea Cadet Corps,

the Navy and my country.



Sailor’s Creed

I Am A United States Sailor.

I Will Support And Defend

The Constitution Of The United States Of America

And I Will Obey The Orders Of Those Appointed Over Me.

I Represent The Fighting Spirit Of The Navy 

And Those Who Have Gone Before Me To Defend Freedom And Democracy Around The World.

I Proudly Serve My Country's Navy Combat Team

With Honor, Courage And Commitment.

I Am Committed To

Excellence And The Fair Treatment Of All.

Learn about your uniforms

Learn military courtesies

Have a fitness routine

You will need to pass a NSCC Physical Readiness Test (PRT).  Prepare yourself by having a good fitness routine.  Below is a chart of the minimum physical fitness standards.  Click here for a description of each exercise.


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Last but not least

Schedule and plan to attend Recruit Training.  All recruits are required to attend recruit training in order to advance.  Recruit trainings are either held during the summer break or the winter holidays.  For more information about dates, locations, and cost, contact our training officer..