50th Anniversary of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Appeal for Donations from the Navy League of the United States

  • News
  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 9, 2012

A message from the Navy League of the United States:

In 1962, at the request of the CNO, Admiral Arleigh Burke, the Navy League of the United States established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. The United States Congress federally chartered the Naval Sea Cadets Corps on September 10, 1962. Congratulations on 50 years!

A career in the Sea Services doesn’t just begin – it evolves. This evolution begins in the minds of our youth. Fostering that evolution is the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. The Sea Cadets, sponsored by the Navy League of the United States, has four main goals:

  • To develop an interest in seamanship and seagoing skills
  • To instill the virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each Cadet
  • To demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free, gang-free lifestyle
  • To make each cadet aware of the prestige of a military career and increase the advancement potential of those who serve

None of these lofty goals could be achieved without the support of thousands like you who contribute generously to the Navy League and its Sea Cadet programs. In 2011, more than 8,500 Sea Cadet trainees participated in programs across the U.S. These programs were operated by more than 2,500 volunteers.

Self-reliance, discipline, responsibility – words that are not heard enough in our national conversation these days – these are the hallmarks of Sea Cadet training. They are the principles that are instilled in our programs. And they guide hundreds of our Sea Cadets into military careers every year (the US Naval Academy class of 2015 inducted 116 midshipmen who were former Sea Cadets).

In 2011, your support enabled over 1,800 cadets to develop SeaPerch underwater robotics systems as part of the Navy League’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives.

With your support, we can continue to expand STEM and other programs that will give the upcoming generations of Sea Cadets as yet un-heard of opportunities. As they take their place in the Sea Services and other military units, they will ensure the security of the seas and our country.

Click HERE to visit the website and donate.