Who We Are

Twin Cities Sea Cadets Welcomes You!

The Twin Cities Squadron is committed to fostering cadets leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training, and guide them to becoming mature young adults. 

We welcome you to visit us and start your journey!

U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps

For over 50 years the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) has been committed to providing American youth numerous benefits. We are a federally chartered non-profit youth organization for young people. The USNSCC is compromised of two programs. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program is for young people ages 13 through the completion of high school. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior program the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), for young people ages 10-13. Cadets get to experience hands-on, exciting training aboard U.S. Navy/Coast Guard ships and shore stations making us unique among all other youth programs. 

Cadets have the opportunity for adventure and travel during school vacations where they learn lifelong skills and how to become leaders in their units, schools, and communities.

Through Sea Cadet leadership, your son or daughter will learn skills in basic seamanship and its naval adaptations, while also learning the values of patriotism, courage, self-reliance, teamwork, and accountability. Our cadets and alumni often cite the feelings of pride, camaraderie, respect, and honor associated with their experience in the program.  

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing learning and leadership development opportunities to more than 9,000 cadets across the country in a drug-free and gang-free environment. 

For more information, visit U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Test Your Limits

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Request the Twin Cities Color Guard

Thank you for your interest in the Twin Cities Sea Cadet color guard. You may request the Twin Cities Squadron to appear at your event at no charge. To make a request or for more information, please click below to complete a Color Guard Request. 

Contact Us

Come and Join Us!

We welcome you to visit us during a Prospective Cadet Briefing held the first Saturday of every drill weekend. We drill on a military base so you'll need to fill out the Prospective Cadet Briefing form in order to be admitted on base. Once you've submitted the Prospective Cadet Briefing form, a Squadron Officer will contact you.

CO, ENS Andrew Barnes

1245 Highway 96 West, Arden Hills, Minnesota 55112, United States

PH: 612-730-3225

General Inquiries Only


In The News

Sea Cadet Quarterly

Petty Officer 2nd Class Sara Smith, NSCC Twin Cities Squadron whose article, The Importance of Details and Mistakes, is featured in the June issue. 

Help Our Organization

We are a non-profit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any contribution made to Twin Cities Sea Cadet Squadron 097 is tax-deductible. 

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