How To Join:


We are glad to see that you are interested in joining us! Please read the following steps and requirements for the application to the LT Michael Murphy Division of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps.


Step 1: Verify qualifications

  • Must be a US citizen

  • Age: To become a Sea Cadet, you must be age 13, but not yet 18 years old. To join as a League Cadet, you must be at least 10, but not yet 13 years old.

  • Complete a physical examination: A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required on for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC).  While essential membership requirements can not be waived, other non-essential procedures or unit/training-specific policies, may be modified or waived as necessary to accommodate disabilities.  In other words, even an applicant who has a disability must be able to do everything that is essential to USNSCC membership, as defined in our regulations.

  • No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.

  • Must be satisfactorily enrolled in a public or private school or a certified home school program with a GPA of at least 2.0.

  • Be of good moral character and free of any felony convictions.

  • Be unmarried and remain single while in the program.


Step 2: Contact Us to Attend an Orientation Meeting with the Commanding Officer

Our Commanding Officer [CO] will meet with prospective candidate and parents for an informal meeting to share information about the unit’s activities and requirements. At this meeting, the CO will ensure that the family understands both the opportunities and commitments of being involved in the US Naval Sea Cadet program. To arrange this meeting, email .


Step 3: Complete the Application

Once a family has decided to make the one year commitment to join the program, you must complete the application and submit the enrollment fees. The Administrative Officer will assist you through the enrollment process. You can download the forms linked below. ALL FORMS ARE REQUIRED!

  • Cadet Application (NSCADM001 Page 1&2)

  • Report of Medical History (NSCADM001 Page 3&4)

  • Report of Medical Examination (NSCADM001 Page 5&6) – This must be filled out by your physician.

  • Medical History Supplemental (NSCADM Page 7&8) – Required if child takes medications.

  • Request for Accommodation (NSCADM001 Page 9&10) – Required if an accommodation is necessary where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation in the program.

  • Parental Support Agreement  (NSCADM001 Page 11)– The leadership of the NSCC is comprised of adult volunteers. This form provides the list of volunteer opportunities available within this program.

  • An essay written by the potential cadet explaining "Why do I want to become a Sea Cadet"

  • Uniform and Equipment Responsibility Agreement – All uniform items issued to cadets are the property of the LT Michael Murphy Division and are only on loan to the cadet. By signing this form, the parent agrees to take responsibility for returning all items when the cadet resigns or graduates from the program.

  • Immunization record (Copy stamped by your physician)

  • Health Insurance Card (Copy of both sides needed)

  • Copy of most recent report card


Step 4: Turn in paperwork and enrollment fees

Once the paperwork is completed, you can make arrangements to meet with a representative from the division. Please ensure that all forms are properly filled out and signed where necessary by both parent and applicant. The cost to join is $440 ($200 annual fee, $40 Physical Training gear plus a $200 refundable deposit for the Sea Bag and it's contents). Any uniform items that are damaged due to neglect need to be replaced at an additional cost, however, normal wear and tear happens and we will issue a new item once the old item is turned in to supply. Fees may be paid by check, money order, cash, or online through our PayPal account. Checks are made out to “USNSCC LT Michael Murphy Division”.


Step 5: Wait for approval from Headquarters

After your application has been submitted to headquarters, you will need to wait until you receive your ID card until you are considered a new recruit of the division. Once you have your ID card, you will need to have it with you at all sea cadets functions.  Please take very special care of your ID card because there is a $10 replacement fee for lost ID cards.

Additional Fees:

  • Advanced training (AT) and Recruit training (RT), these costs vary depending on location but range from $150 – $300 per training. Part of advancement in the Sea Cadets is that you must attend at least one AT per year after RT.

  • Uniforms are the property of the U.S. Navy and must be returned to the unit within 30 days once a cadet graduates or resigns. If the uniforms aren’t returned, a missing uniform fee will be issued. Please respect the integrity of the United States service uniforms and help ensure uniforms are available to incoming cadets by returning yours promptly.

  • Cadets are responsible for providing their own regulation footwear and training seabag items.