Liberty Division - Paris Seine Cruises


About us

We are the USS LIBERTY AGTR-5 Division of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps stationed at the US Armed Forces Reserve Center, Amityville, Long Island New York. Liberty (AGTR5) Division takes its name in honor of USS LIBERTY AGTR-5 that was attacked in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula on June 8, 1967 during the 6-Day war causing loss of life and numerous injuries to the officers and crew. Along with the mayhem and confusion, there was heroism and brave sailors performing their duties under the worst conditions imaginable. The USS LIBERTY AGTR-5 survivor's association is the key sponsor of our Division.

We have been rated as the number ONE Sea Cadet unit in the Nation for two years in a row. Each year some 300+ Sea Cadet units across the country compete for the best unit. The top unit is chosen based on the results of the annual inspection, which addresses each unit's training program, cadet promotions, recruiting and retention, administrative procedures, unit operations, community service and in-ranks uniform inspection to mention only a few of inspectable areas. Our Division was commissioned in 2002 and in comparison to other units is a relatively young unit. Within three years Liberty (AGTR5) Division attained a position of number three in the Nation, followed by number two and in 2007 we were number ONE. In 2008 we were again named number ONE. Achieving number ONE once is an accomplishment. Achieving number ONE two years in a row is an indisputable accomplishment.

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a nationwide organization dedicated to helping American youth realize personal success and achievement through a nautically oriented training program. Through Sea Cadet leadership, young Americans ages 13 through 17 develop interest and skill in basic seamanship and its naval adaptations, while learning the value of patriotism, courage, self reliance, teamwork and accountability. Cadets train aboard U.S. Navy ships and Coast Guard ships and shore activities, and are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms marked with Naval Sea Cadet insignia. Over 300 Sea Cadet units are opening in nearly every state as well as Puerto Rico and Guam, with some 9,500 members.

Membership in the Sea Cadets allows teenagers to sample military life with no obligation to join any branch of the armed forces. Should cadets decide to enlist in the Navy or Coast Guard, their training may allow them entry at an advance pay grade. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps affords equal opportunity for participation to all young Americans regardless of race, color, religion or sex.

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps had its beginning in Great Britain. Lord Nelson was a Royal Navy Sea Cadet. The Sea Cadet program has been in existence in Canada for over 100 years. Sea Cadet Corps' exist in Germany, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, and New Zealand. In 1958, following studies of British and Canadian Sea Cadet Corps', the idea of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps was presented to various members of Congress, to the Secretary of the Navy, to the Chief of Naval Operations, and to the National Convention of the Navy League. In 1958 the Navy League agreed to the idea and formally established the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps. On 01 January 1959, the pilot unit (9-1-1 Division, Great Lakes, IL) was chartered in Lake County, IL and within a year 15 additional divisions were formed across the nation. On 10 September 1962, the NSCC was federally incorporated by Congress under Public Law 87-655 as a non-profit civilian education organization, a legal entity separate from the Navy League. This law was later amended to permit enrollment of young women in the Corps. The objectives and purposes of the NSCC as in this law (as amended) are: "...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." The basic objectives of both programs are: (1) to help young Americans become more patriotic and responsible citizens, and (2) to help young Americans understand the role of the maritime services in national defense and in maintaining the economic viability of our nation. Today, the NSCC has formed partnerships with organizations such as the Foundation for Teaching Economics and the Flying Midshipman Association to offer cadets broader opportunities in areas of leadership and aviation. The NSCC also took an active part in the creation of the International Sea Cadet Association (ISCA). The ISCA is an association of Sea Cadet Corps' from around the world, whose main objective is to facilitate exchanges of cadets between member countries.

What are the Sea Cadets

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is a youth program for young Americans, male and female, ages 13 through 17, whose objectives are to develop an interest and skill in basic seamanship and seagoing skills and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues. Sea Cadets train aboard Navy and Coast Guard ships and shore activities. They are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. There are some 200 units in operation in almost every state of the union and Puerto Rico. Over 7000 young Americans participate. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps offers an equal opportunity for participation without regard to race, color, religion, or sex.

Activities & Training Opportunities

Sea Cadets are given the opportunity to participate in hands-on training aboard Navy and Coast Guard ships and shore activities and training schools. Most NSCC advanced training, such as shipboard duty and training schools, are held during the summer months and usually last for a duration of two weeks.
All newly enrolled cadets must first complete a two-week Recruit Training "boot camp" before they are able to participate in NSCC advanced training. Once a cadet has completed boot camp they may then take full advantage of what the Naval Sea Cadet Corps has to offer.

Below is a sample of what advanced training Sea Cadets are offered:

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps also participates in an International Sea Cadet Exchange Program with over 5 different countries. This program was set up so that Sea Cadets from around the world could experience, first hand, how the navies of the world work. Some of the countries that participate include:

At the division level, cadets participate in community events such as parades, fairs, and special ceremonies. They may also participate in regional competitions with other Sea Cadet divisions and tour Navy and Coast Guard ships. Our division usually meets the last weekend of each month throughout the year.

Requirements for Membership

In order to join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, you must first meet the following criteria.


Not only do you get to experience the adventure of a lifetime, the NSCC will help you if you plan on joining the military or going to college. Depending on what rank you earn in the Sea Cadets, you may be able to enter the military at an advanced rank. Also the Sea Cadet Corps offers scholarships to qualifying cadets.

What are the League Cadets

The U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for boys and girls, at least 11 but not yet 14 years old, who are interested in the sea and ships, and our nation's seagoing services. The Navy League program is designed to introduce young people to maritime and military life, and to prepare them for later entrance into the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Training & Advancement

Navy League cadets are trained in nautical skills such as knot tying and splicing, signaling, water safety and swimming, first aid, and even fire fighting. Cadets are instructed in military drill and discipline and are taught from a syllabus covering naval history to ship nomenclature. Navy League cadets also tour ships and bases and participate in community events such as parades and fairs.
In addition, cadets have the opportunity to participate in weekend long competitions and/or training's and one week long summer training held on Navy and Coast Guard bases. Week long summer training is comprised of NLCC Cadet Orientation or "mini boot camp" for new cadets, and advanced training for senior cadets.
NLCC boot camp provides intense training in military and naval subjects and an introduction to the military atmosphere. NLCC advanced training provides senior cadets with training in leadership, boat safety, and subjects relevant to prepare cadets for the Sea Cadet Corps.


Taking part in the pride and honor of wearing the Navy uniform, and being a part of a fine organization, gives the NLCC cadet a sense of service. In addition, NLCC cadets who complete one year in the program, and later enter the Sea Cadets, will enter at a higher rank. The training received in the NLCC will give cadets the experience for an easy transition to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Qualifications to Join

In order to join the Navy League Cadet Corps one must meet the following criteria:

What is the NSCC Officer Corps?

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Officer Corps provides adult leadership for cadets of the NSCC and the NLCC. NSCC officers are dedicated volunteers who instruct cadets, operate divisions, and escort cadets when participating in events away from the division. Officers may either be civilians or military personnel (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. 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. All volunteers who wish to enter the Officer Corps must serve at least 1 year as an Instructor, Midshipman, or Warrant Officer before an appointment to Ensign in the Officer Corps can be made.

Who are Instructors?

Instructors are adult volunteers seeking appointment into the NSCC Officer Corps. Enrolled Instructors wear a modified NSCC officer's uniform without shoulder boards or gold chin-straps on their hat. Everyone who wishes to become an Ensign in the Officer's Corps must serve in a probationary status for one year prior to approval for appointment. This time as an Instructor serves as the probationary period and allows time for the instructor to complete the NSCC Officer/Midshipman Study Guide. Depending on billet needs and performance as an Instructor, all Instructors may apply for jump promotions past Ensign. All Instructors, however, must serve for 1 year and complete the Officer/Midshipman Study Guide.

Who are Midshipmen?

Although not an officer, a Midshipman is considered to be a member of the NSCC Officer Corps for administrative reasons, but is only between the ages of 18-21. Midshipmen wear a modified navy midshipman's uniform appropriately marked with the NSCC Insignia. Upon reaching the age of 21, Midshipmen will automatically become an Ensign, or will receive a jump promotion depending on the needs of the command. The following types of people are candidates for enrollment as NSCC Midshipman:

Who are Warrant Officers?

Warrant Officers are adult leaders who have received direct appointments into the NSCC Officer Corps. Warrant Officers wear a modified navy warrant officer's (W-2) uniform appropriately marked with the NSCC Insignia. Warrant Officers normally serve a specific function or head a department within the unit and remain in the grade of Warrant Officer, however, may become an Ensign in the normal path of advancement after 1 year of service if they choose to do so. Candidates for Warrant Officer do not have to complete the Officer/Midshipman Study Guide prior to appointment, however must meet the following additional requirements:

Qualifications to Join

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


Please join us in thanking the following for their kind contributions to the Liberty (AGTR5) Division. Their support allows us to provide a cost-effective program with unparalleled opportunities to our cadets. The Liberty (AGTR5) Division would capsize without this help. As they say in the Navy, BRAVO ZULU to our sponsors.

The Internal Revenue Service has determined that our Co-sponsor, the Navy League, Long Island Counsel is "...exempt from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3). ... Donors may deduct contributions to you as provided in section 170 of the code." (Excerpts from our IRS Letter of Determination are available upon request). Until Liberty (AGTR5) Division obtains its own 501(c) (3) status, contributions should be made to our Long Island Counsel “For Liberty (AGTR5) Division.“

Please contact Commanding Officer LCDR Forrest Woodward if you are able to help us. General contributions are always welcome, but if you would like to sponsor something more specific, you can sponsor a cadet by name or by designation.



This is our newest addition to the resources page. The Leadership-related topics formerly posted to this page have been moved to the Division's Leadership Learning Center. In the new Leadership Learning Center, you can find the Navy Core Values; Principals of Naval Leadership; the Leadership Continuum; Marine Corps Leadership Principals and Traits; Naval Heritage Reading Guide; Naval Instructional Theory; Lesson Plans, PowerPoint presentations and a bundle of resources that will help you begin to learn about Leadership.



We have just posted a new Unit Manual (29 Dec 10). All Hands need to READ this manual and refer to it often. This compilation of NSCC regulations brings most of the basics together in one place. This manual is a work in progress and may be changed or updated in the near future.


Drill and Ceremony

This reference area contains selected portions of FM 3-21-5 "Drill and Ceremony". The Chapters included have been edited to filter out the nice-to-know and get to the must-know facts and only include those drill procedures YOU need to know.


PARENTS!!! This IS YOUR PAGE - not your Cadet's.
We have put this page together for your benefit.

The purpose of this page is to provide to you, the parents of our Cadets, relevant information as it pertains to the Division and our ongoing activities that affect your daughter or son. In addition to the events calendar that provides information on drill dates and activities scheduled throughout the year, we will use this page to provide updates for you so you'll know what activities are planned as well as those we are planning for the future, and you will be afforded (or solicited) the opportunity to participate in any way you can to help us ensure the Sea Cadet Corps is as enjoyable and as constructive an experience as we can make it.
Please check this page frequently for your one-stop shopping center for all the Division's operations that you need to know.

When you are finished you may click on the buttons at the top to return to our Home Page or the "Information" button to return to the page you started from.


The Navy League is a civilian organization dedicated to informing the American people that the United States of America is a maritime nation and that its national defense and economic well-being are dependent upon strong sea services—United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard, and United States Merchant Marine.

All NSCC officers and parents are encouraged to join the Navy League of the United States. For more information and informative articles and resources go to:

NSCC Parent’s Group Mission Statement

The mission of this Parent’s Group is to work together supporting the division staff and our Cadets. We welcome the new parent and communicate with each other and the staff as questions and issues arise. By participating in these endeavors we will help our cadets achieve a higher level of excellence.


Welcome to the Parent's Forum. Some parents requested an on-line forum for the exchange of ideas.

Welcome to the Parent's Forum. Some parents requested an on-line forum for the exchange of ideas.
You now have your own forum in which to exchange ideas, get answers to those nagging questions like: What does "Bravo Zulu" mean?; What time do they really have to be where??. At the last Parent's working group meeting, the question was asked: Is there some way that we, as parents, could easily communicate amongst ourselves; something other than e-mail. Well, here it is. By clicking on the link above, you will be taken to our new parent's forum page where you can post conversational strings or just post a question. All other parents can respond to your posts. I also receive an email each time a posting is made (as I do when the cadets post an entry in their forum (yes, they also have their own forum)) so you are also reaching me and I will answer any question(s) posted that I need to. The questions and answers are available for all parents to read and to respond to. After you are finished making your entry, click on the link that says "return to Web page" and you will be transported back to this page.

FEDERAL FUNDING: (You can help)

Captain Bob Hurd, our Headquarters Congressional Liaison Officer, continues to do a fantastic job of advising Congress on the superb mission of the Sea Cadet Corps. We have a great number of supporters in the Congressional ranks on Capital Hill. We have secured $2 million funding for the 2007 summer training program, but 2008 needs attention. Captain Hurd is working on this but reports the House appropriation staffers are indicating the budget for 2008 is set at $1.7 million, or a loss of $300,000 from the 2007 level.

We spend practically all funding for cadet training ($2 million for 2006 and will do the same for 2007) with a small amount used for security (background) checks for adults and funds for NSCC officer training. So unless we can get some added money, we will be short for 2008 training needs. You can help by writing to your Congressional folks, i.e. senators and representatives, of the need. A good ‘thank you’ for the previous funds and the need for continued funds would be most welcome. A short note is all that it takes.

I would like to see a concerted and organized effort in support of this urgent effort to help support this funding need by our parents. This is clearly something that our Parent's Support group can help with. Please help us gain the support we need to ensure our cadets are afforded the opportunity to get the training they want and deserve in the upcoming year. Please join me in this valiant effort.

Thank you for your continued support.

LCDR Forrest Woodward
Commanding Officer

Parent's Group Liaison

Meet your Parent's Group Coordinator / Liaison

Ms. Sandra Kenny is the new Commanding Officer's Special Assistant responsible to the Commanding Officer to liaison and coordination of the Parent's Working Group. She can be contacted at (516) 330-3984 (this is a (cell number), or by email: I encourage all parents to attend one of our parent's coordinating group meetings and meet Sandra. Please take a few moments to learn a little about Sandra and her vision by clicking on the "Meet the Parent's Group Coordinator" bar at the top of this page. This page is forthcoming.


This page contains Drill/Training information. You can see the year-long POY and the upcoming POM's. Our NEXT Drill Date is also CONFIRMED here.


Drill on Saturday will begin with first formation at 0715 on the Drill Deck and will end with the last formation at 1500 (3:00 PM). On Sunday's Cadets who are not in leadership positions will be on deck at 0745. All senior cadets who are in leadership positions or are anticipating leadership, must arrive NLT 0730. Drill on Sunday will end at 1630 (that's 4:00 PM).

Due to the change in meal providers, the noon meal will cost $10.00 per day - $20 for the weekend when you attend both Saturday and Sunday drills (as you are required). You may bring a sack lunch if you wish. All who wish to eat the meal served on the mess deck MUST sign the meal roster by 0750.


All personnel are expected to complete required drill on the scheduled weekends. There are no facilities at the present time to allow for make-up drills. All members are responsible for knowing the drill schedule and are expected to comply with the drill schedule.


The Liberty (AGTR-5) Division of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps took its name from the USS Liberty, which was attacked in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula causing loss of life and numerous injuries to the officers and crew. Along with the mayhem and confusion, there was heroism and brave sailors performing their duties under the worst conditions imaginable. This page is dedicated to the crew of the Liberty. The former Commanding Officer of the Liberty (AGTR-5) Division (LCDR. Aimetti) was one of those crew members on that fateful day. We hope you find the information contained herein of interest. And please, remember the sacrifices the members of our Armed Forces have made over the centuries as this tradition carries on today and tomorrow!

Buy-the-way, in case you hadn't already figured it out--the signal flags above the navigation bars spell out U-S-S L-I-B-E-R-T-Y.

USS Liberty (AGTR-5)

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The USS Liberty, was a Belmont class technical research ship weighing out at 7725-tons. She was built in 1945 as the civilian cargo ship under the name of Simmons Victory. She operated in commercial trade until 1958, when she was "mothballed" in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Puget Sound. The Navy acquired Simmons Victory in February 1963 for conversion. The Simmons Victory was renamed Liberty and classified AG-168 in June of 1963. She was reclassified AGTR-5 in April of 1964 and commissioned in December of the same year. In February 1965, she was relocated from the west coast to Norfolk, Virginia, where she was refitted as a technical research ship for the National Security Agency (NSA). As part of her refitting and upgrading, she was equipped with electronic equipment, which could pick up radio broadcasts over a wide area. Her new mission was one of collecting and processing foreign communications and other electronic emissions of possible National defense interest

Liberty was not originally designed as a combat ship and as a consequently she had no armor. Liberty was 460 feet long, displaced 10,000 tons, with a crew of 290 men; she had a top speed of 16 knots (18 mph). Even at her immense size, Liberty's defensive weaponry was limited to just four 50-caliber machine guns, two forward and two aft.

Liberty was one of five such US intelligence ships operating throughout the world's seas at the time. One of her sister ships was the USS Pueblo that would be captured of the coast of North Korea eight months after the attack on the Liberty.

Liberty began her first deployment in June of 1965, to waters off the west coast of Africa. She carried out several more operations during the next two years, deploying to the Mediterranean in 1967. In May of 1967, Liberty was stationed off the Ivory Coast in West Africa. As the Middle East crisis developed, Liberty was sent to Rota, Spain to take NSA technical specialists on board before proceeding to a location off the Gaza coast.

During the "Six-Day War" between Israel and several Arab nations, she was sent to collect electronic intelligence in the eastern Mediterranean. On the afternoon of 8 June 1967, while in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula, Israeli aircraft attacked Liberty, though clearly marked as a U.S. Navy ship. After suffering substantial damage and many personnel casualties from gunfire, rockets and bombs, she was further attacked by three Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats. One torpedo hit her on the starboard side, forward of the superstructure, opening a large hole in her hull. In all, thirty-four men were killed in the attacks and 172 wounded. Israel subsequently apologized for the incident, explaining that its air and naval forces had mistaken the Liberty for a much smaller Egyptian Navy ship the El Quesier.

Though severely damaged, Liberty's crew kept her afloat, and she was able to leave the area under her own power. She was escorted to Malta by units of the U.S. Sixth Fleet where she received interim repairs. After emergency repairs were completed, in July of 1967, Liberty returned to the United States. She was decommissioned in June 1968 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register two years later. USS Liberty was sold for scrapping in December 1970. The ship was later dismantled and sold for scrap for approximately $101,000. At the time of the attack she was valued at more than $40-million. In 1982, Israel paid $6-million in compensation for this damage.

Captain William L. McGonagle, USN, (1925-1999)


William Loren McGonagle was born in Wichita, Kansas, on 19 November 1925 and attended secondary school and college in California. He was active in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and was commissioned in the rank of Ensign upon graduation from the University of Southern California in June 1947. After service in the destroyer Frank Knox and minesweeper Partridge during 1947-50, he served in the minesweeper Kite during the extensive Korean War minesweeping operations that earned her a Presidential Unit Citation. From 1951 to 1966, he was assigned to various positions ashore and afloat, including command of the fleet tug Mataco in 1957-58 and the salvage ship Reclaimer in 1961-63.

In April 1966, Commander McGonagle became Commanding Officer of the Liberty, taking her on a number of communications and electronic emissions monitoring missions during the next year. On that fateful day of 8 June 1967, while carrying out her important function off the Sinai Peninsula, Commander McGonagle was in command of Liberty when she was attacked and severely damaged by Israeli aircraft and motor torpedo boats. For his heroism on that occasion, Commander McGonagle was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. His ship received the Combat Action Ribbon and Presidential Unit Citation. Many of the crew received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and numerous Purple Hearts.

After promotion to the rank of Captain in October 1967, CAPT McGonagle commanded the new ammunition ship Kilauea and led the NROTC Unit at the University of Oklahoma. He retired from active duty in 1974. Captain William L. McGonagle died at Palm Springs, California, on 3 March 1999.

Medal of Honor citation of Captain William L. McGonagle


"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) in the Eastern Mediterranean on 8-9 June 1967. Sailing in international waters, the Liberty was attacked without warning by jet fighter aircraft andmotor torpedo boats, which inflicted many casualties among the crew and caused extreme damage to the ship. Although severely wounded during the first air attack, Captain (then Commander) McGonagle remained at his battle station on the badly damaged bridge and, with full knowledge of the seriousness of his wounds, subordinated his own welfare to the safety and survival of his command. Steadfastly refusing any treatment, which would take him away from his post, he calmly continued to exercise firm command of his ship. Despite continuous exposure to fire, he maneuvered his ship, directed its defense, supervised the control of flooding and fire, and saw to the care of the casualties. Captain McGonagle's extraordinary valor under these conditions inspired the surviving members of the Liberty's crew, many of them seriously wounded, to heroic efforts to overcome the battle damage and keep the ship afloat. Subsequent to the attack, although in great pain and weak from the loss of blood, Captain McGonagle remained at his battle station and continued to conn his ship for more than seventeen hours. It was only after rendezvous with a United States destroyer that he relinquished personal control of the Liberty and permitted himself to be removed from the bridge. Even then, he refused much needed medical attention until convinced that the seriously wounded among his crew had been treated. Captain McGonagle's superb professionalism, courageous fighting spirit, and valiant leadership saved his ship and many lives. His actions sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Join Us

The next Recruiting orientation will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, 15 Oct 11. As we are currently in the process of relocating to our new facility in Farmingdale (in proximity to the Farmingdale airport), the location of the orientation is pending. If you RSVP your slot, you will be notified of the exact location prior to event.

By sending a RSVP through this link your contact information will be passed on to our recruiting team and personnel department and you will be contacted. You will first receive notification that we have received your request.

Cadets are instructed by Naval Reserve Officers, Sea Cadet Officers, and senior cadets through classroom and applied instruction in subjects such as basic seamanship, military drill, and leadership. The Liberty (AGTR-5) Division conducts its week-end drills at the Navy Operations Support Center (NOSC) in Amityville, NY (Island, Long), New York during one week-end of each month, the dates of which vary.

Regional units will often participate in community events such as parades and fairs. They may also tour or train aboard Navy and Coast Guard ships and shore stations. They may participate in community service such as working in Veterans' Hospitals and organizing clothing and food drives.

Sea Cadet training consists of Navy Non-Resident Correspondence Courses (NRCC), two-week training schools, shipboard training, and training arranged at the local unit level.

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 presently being held at various Naval training facilities. Boot camp is a scaled down version of the Navy's boot camp. For the two-week period, cadets are instructed by active, 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. Advanced training currently consists of 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), and shipboard training to name just some.

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 Organizations around the world.

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps provides its cadets the opportunity to develop at an early age character and qualities of a good and productive citizen.