USNSCC & USNLCC Cadets and Color Guard @ Fallbrook VFW Memorial Day Ceremony
"...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. Formed in 1973, Gunfighter Squadron and Training Ship TopGun are located at MCAS Miramar in Southern California and serves a portion of San Diego County, offering students age 11-17 and aviation-oriented experience in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC).
Sea Cadet organizations exist in most of the maritime nations of the world. Recognizing the value of these organizations in educating youth in maritime matters, the Department of the Navy requested the Navy League of the United States to establish a similar program for American youth. The Navy League agreed to do so and formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in 1958. Recognizing the importance and benefits of the NSCC, Congress on September 10, 1962 federally incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps under Public Law 87-655 (36 USC 1541).