If you want to be a Sea Cadet, you must first know if you are qualified...
(From NSCC Regulations, Chapter 6):
THE NAVAL SEA CADET
0610 - Membership
Normally, a Naval Sea Cadet must be a United States citizen.
Applications for enrollment of foreign nationals will, however, be
considered when recommended by the unit commanding officer. Such
applications will be forwarded to the Executive Director for
0611 - Age
0611.1 Cadet applicants must be 13 years of age and not yet have reached their 18th birthday.
- Physical Examination
Cadet applicants must take a physical examination to determine their
fitness for entry into NSCC. This examination is to be conducted by a
physician, military or civilian, with NSCC Medical Forms NSCADM 020 and
NSCADM 021 used to record the results of the examination. The standard
for acceptance is the ability of the applicant to fully participate in
training activities. Acceptance criteria is listed on the reverse side
of NSCADM 021. Conditions that are considered disqualifying include,
but are not limited to, the following:
a. Symptomatic or recurrent orthopedic complaints.
Allergies or hypersensitivity to foods, medications, and/or insect
bites/stings (i.e., bee stings).
History of asthma, seizures or convulsions, head injuries requiring
hospitalization, loss of consciousness.
d. Diabetes requiring
dietary restrictions and/or medication.
e. History of chronic motion sickness, sleep walking, or bed wetting since
Examining physicians may submit statements for consideration of
acceptance when the examiner is of the opinion that the condition in
question does not present an unacceptable risk for worsening as the
result of such participation (conditions that require medication or
treatment will be considered not meeting acceptance criteria). The
documentation will be forwarded to the Chief, Bureau of Medicine and
Surgery by the Executive Director for an advisory opinion. In each
case, the Executive Director will make the final determination as to
Cadet applicants must be advised that meeting physical criteria for
acceptance into the NSCC does not mean, or infer, that they can meet
physical criteria for subsequent enlistment into the armed forces.
0613 - Education
Cadet applicants must be enrolled in school/home schooled and have a
satisfactory scholastic standing, with certification to be made on each
cadet's Application for Enrollment (NSCADM 001) by a school
0614 - Moral Character
0614.1 Cadet applicants must
have a good moral character and be free of felony conviction.
0615 - Marital Status
0615.1 Cadet applicants
must be single and remain single to be enrolled in the NSCC Program.
Section 2: Enrollment
0620 - Parent/Guardian
The commanding officer, or a designated representative, must interview
the parent(s)/guardian(s) of each cadet applicant to ensure their
understanding of the goals and objectives of the NSCC, the nature of
the training, and the need for their support in the conduct of
training. They will be advised that participation in the NSCC is not a
commitment to future enlistment in the armed forces.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) must sign the agreement on the Cadet Application
(NSCADM 001) in the presence of an NSCC officer. A cadet applicant
cannot be enrolled in the NSCC until the agreement has been signed.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be briefed on the coverage provided by the
NSCC accident and health insurance program. Parent/guardian shall sign
a copy of the insurance brochure which should be placed on left side of
the cadet record.
The success of the NSCC/NLCC programs in accomplishing defined training
goals, depends in large measure on parental support. The NSCC thrives
on a family concept where parents/guardians volunteer support upon
enrolling their children as cadets in the program.
NSCC/NLCC Parental Agreement (NSCADM 004) is designed to meet the need
of formally requesting parents to assume an active role in activities
of the NSCC program. The NSCADM 004 form is to be completed at the time
of the required unit commanding officer/parent/cadet applicant
interview which is conducted during the enrollment process. Having
indicated the degree to which they will participate, unit commanding
officers must follow-up immediately with the parents/guardians.
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(From NLCC Regulations, Chapter 3):
The Navy League Cadet
1: Qualifications for Enrollment
0310 - Citizenship
Normally, Navy League Cadets must be United States citizens.
Applications for enrollment of foreign nationals will be considered
when recommended by the unit CO; such applications will be forwarded to
the Executive Director for approval.
0311 - Age
Cadet applicants must have reached their 11th but not their 14th
birthday. Waivers to this policy must be submitted to the NSCC
Cadet applicants must complete the medical forms NSCADM 020, Record of
Medical History. and NSCADM 021, Record of Medical Examination,
respectively. They should be in good health and in such physical
condition that they can fully participate in training activities.
including strenuous physical activity. Other requirements are the
absence of drug use, contagious disease, illness or history of injury
that will or is likely to require medical care or restriction of
participation during training exercise, particularly recruit training
or other extended training. Special attention should be given to
orthopedic and cardiovascular conditions or complaints.
0313 - Education
Cadet applicants must be enrolled in school or in, an approved state
administered home school program; and maintain satisfactory grades.
School Administrators / Counselors will certify eligibility for
enrollment on the application form.
0314 - Moral Character
Cadets must posses and maintain a good moral reputation in the community.
you would like more information, are condsidering joining, need
directions, just simply call, write or e-mail one of the two
officers listed below.
USNSCC Michigan Mountaineers Commanding Officer (ages 13-17)
Lieutenant Commander Dan Tinney
Mancelona, MI 49659
NLCC Training Ship Michigan Commanding Officer (ages 11-13)
Lieutenant Jon Steinhoff
116 NE Limits
Mancelona, MI 49659