The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a non-profit leadership development program for ages 10 through the completion of high school. We have nearly 400 units in 46 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. Our cadets wear Navy uniforms and can train aboard naval ships and on naval bases. Our compelling training program occurs around the country during school vacations and covers various careers fields. Our program changes lives by exposing cadets to new challenges and teaching them important skills like leadership and teamwork.
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. 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)
"LEAD THE FIGHT."