Whether at our regular meetings twice per month, or at trainings around Boston, across the nation or the world, you'll have incredible experiences as a Sea Cadet.
At our unit's regular drills in Quincy, you'll experience a wide variety of training. Most drills include military-style calisthenics and physical training. Following that, you might conduct training aboard the USS SALEM, go on a field trip to an area military unit, or participate in any of the multiple hands-on and classroom activities our talented volunteer team has planned for that day.
Your attendance at regular drills is expected, and you are required to maintain a minimum 75% attendance rate.
YOUR FIRST SUMMER -- RECRUIT TRAINING
In your first summer after enrolling in the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory two-week Recruit Training at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Other locations are available across the nation if scheduling reasons require.
The curriculum of NSCC Recruit Training is approved by the U.S. Navy, and completion leads to advanced paygrade if you enlist in the Navy, Coast Guard, Marines or Army after graduating from the USNSCC and high school. Cadets receive over 100 hours of instruction, with a focus on the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment.
The goals of Recruit Training are to provide basic military training to NSCC recruits, and to encourage among these recruits teamwork, accountability, physical fitness, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
DURING SUMMER & WINTER SCHOOL BREAKS
After you successfully complete Recruit Training, you’ll be eligible to attend one or more Advanced Trainings ("AT") during your summer and winter school breaks. You'll look forward to new adventures every year, and there's always plenty to choose from!
Opportunities are available through our strong local relationships with several U.S. Coast Guard ships and shore stations.
Our national program, with over 10,000 cadets across the entire U.S. and territories, puts on an incredible NSCC advanced training for almost every interest you might have! If you want to browse this year's training schedule, you can search our database.
Top performing cadets can apply for a highly-selective International Exchange Program, which allows cadets to travel all across the world. Recent destinations include the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Bermuda, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Sweden