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 Sea Cadet leadership, young American males and females
ages 10 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.
The AIRPAC Mission
The AIRPAC mission is to instill in every cadet a greater sense of teamwork, leadership,
self-discipline, and self-reliance. We help to prepare them for their future role
as our nation’s leaders. We carry out our mission through drilling, training, and
promotion of every cadet -- this keeps it challenging. Hitching a ride on a naval
ship or aircraft and visiting some naval bases and maritime museums keeps it exciting.
Our strategy is to challenge our cadets to work hard, play hard and above all, have
It’s Not About the Navy, but….
It is as close to experiencing the Navy as you can get -- without joining. The Sea
Cadet program is not a recruiting program; it is a character-building program. The
program is managed by adult staff officers dedicated to instilling the core values
of honor, courage and commitment into their cadets. These local volunteers are recruited
by the U. S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, successfully pass a thorough background check
and receive rigorous officer training.