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Mission Statement

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a nationwide organization dedicated to helping American youth realize personal success and achievement through a nautically oriented training program. Through Navy League and Sea Cadet leadership, young Americans ages 11 through 17 develop interest and skill in basic seamanship and its naval adaptations, while learning the value of patriotism, courage, self reliance, teamwork and accountability. Cadets train aboard U.S. Navy ships and Coast Guard ships and shore activities and are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms marked with Naval League and or Sea Cadet insignia. Over 300 Sea Cadet units are opening in nearly every state as well as Puerto Rico and Guam, with some 9,500 members. Membership in the Sea Cadets allows teenagers to sample military life with no obligation to join any branch of the armed forces. Should cadets decide to enlist in the Navy or Coast Guard, their training may allow them entry at an advance pay grade. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps affords equal opportunity for participation to all young Americans regardless of race, color, religion or sex.


The LT Michael Murphy Naval Sea Cadets Division began in West Sayville, NY in 2012.  Most of our cadets come from a middle class background and have a strong desire to not only succeed but to excel.  The LT Michael Murphy Sea Cadets are taught honor, respect and courage.  Above all else, they are taught leadership skills.  One of the utmost important goals of this program is to teach and train the leaders of tomorrow.   We strive to instill character and values in our local youth with the hopes that they will not only assume leadership roles in various communities in the future but will always lead their lives with patriotism, honor and respect.

-LT Gary Vertichio, Commanding Officer (CO)





100% of your tax-deductible donation supports the LT MICHAEL MURPHY Sea Cadet Program, Field Trips, Trainings etc. We appreciate your generosity & support!