Cadet Training

Along with monthly drills, Recruit (RT) and Advanced Trainings (AT) are available to both League Cadets and Sea Cadets. While cadet units are organized along military lines, their main purpose is to foster good citizenship and an interest and appreciation of our nation’s sea services. Trainings are available during the summer months and a limited number are available during school winter break. Submit training orders for training promptly. Training and travel costs are the responsibility of the cadet, not the squadron or National Headquarters.


All Cadets must complete RT or BLO (Basic League Orientation) and complete necessary coursework to be eligible to attend Advanced Training. Cadets may choose from a wide variety of advanced training opportunities that are nationally advertised by USNSCC headquarters.


For more information on Trainings, visit Homeport and view the Training and Operations Manual.

Here's How to Sign Up For Trainings:

Recruit Training

Recruit Training is a 9 to 14 day overnight training held at the Great Lakes Recruit Training Command in Illinois in June. 


League Cadets have the option of attending a one-week overnight Navy League Orientation class, or Basic League Orientation (BLO). 


Click below for more important information and how to sign up for Recruit Training.

NLCC Coursework & Advancement

​League cadets are eligible to advance in ranks every four months. While advanced training is not mandatory for League cadets, a one-week recruit training camp and additional week long training opportunities in the summer are available and encouraged. 


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NSCC Coursework & Advancement

Begin with the correspondence course entitled Basic Military Requirements (BMR). The BMR must be completed before you will be allowed to attend recruit training so it’s important that this coursework be completed as soon as possible.


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Summer/Winter Training

Training evolutions are offered during the summer, winter and sometimes spring breaks. Sea Cadets are exposed to a broad range of subjects and have many opportunities to participate in hands-on training aboard Navy and Coast Guard ships, shore activities and training schools. All trainings conducted are on a first-come-first-serve basis. 


Click below for more important information and how to sign up for Advanced Trainings.