Sea Cadet Trainings

Sea Cadet training consists of Navy Non-Resident Training Courses (NRTC), training evolution's (away from local units), shipboard training, and training arranged locally by units.

All new cadets enter the program at the rate of Seaman Recruit. Recruits must first complete nine days or two weeks of summer recruit training ("boot camp") at Navy and Coast Guard recruit training commands and selected locations throughout the country. The boot camp curriculum includes naval history, customs, traditions, seamanship and navigation as well as physical training and testing, training on marching and facing movements and much more.

Once cadets have completed boot camp, they may take full advantage of Naval Sea Cadet opportunities during succeeding summer and winter evolution's, including advanced one to two-week training periods aboard Navy and Coast Guard vessels and bases.

In order for cadets to move up through the ranks they must complete the following: the NRTC Correspondence Course for that rate, one training evolution, and depending on the rate, the Navy's Military Leadership exam for that rate. NRTC's cover basic military and naval subjects such as naval history, seamanship, leadership, and ship/aircraft familiarization. The cadet rate structure parallels that of the Navy and Coast Guard's enlisted rate structure, with Chief Petty Officer being the highest rate a cadet can achieve.

Training takes place mostly during summer months and occasionally during winter and spring break periods and are generally one to two week evolutions. The first training evolution for all cadets is NSCC Recruit Training, better known as boot camp. It is a scaled down version of the Navy's boot camp. For approximately two-weeks cadets are instructed by active and reserve military personnel and Sea Cadet officers in military drill and discipline, physical fitness, seamanship, shipboard safety, first aid, naval history, and leadership.

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