Ready to Start Your Adventure?
We are glad to see that you are interested in joining us.
But before that happens, we will need to take a few steps.
Step 1: Verify qualifications
Must be US citizen (no waivers available)
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 11, but not yet
13 years old.
Complete a physical examination
A medical examination similar to a high school
sports physical is required for all cadet applicants
to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy
League Cadet Corps (NLCC). 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
Be of good moral character and free of any felony
Be unmarried and remain single while in the program
Step 2: Contact Us
We need to know that you’re thinking of joining.
This will help us ensure that you have all the
information you need to make an informed
decision about joining. By keeping in touch
with our staff members, you will have access to
guidance on filling out forms and answering any
questions unique to you that may arise.
Begin your contact with us by emailing us here.
Step 3: Schedule an Interview with the
Our commanding officer personally request an audience
with each new prospective cadet and parent for an
informal initial interview. The purpose of this interview
is to ensure that both the cadet and the parents
understand the requirements of the program and the
unit. It also serves as a forum for either party to ask
Please contact the Commanding Officer to schedule
Step 4: Attend a Weekend Drill
Once you’ve contacted us, you will be invited to
attend the next mandatory weekend drill.
This will give you an opportunity to see what the
Sea Cadets are all about. You will be shown the
benefits and requirements of the program.
We will also answer any questions you have
about the program.
Step 5: Fill out enrollment paperwork
Once you and your parents have decided to make
the one year commitment to join the program,
you must send in the paperwork to get started.
The Administrative Officer will assist you through
the enrollment process.
There is an enrollment packet that must be filled
out in order to enroll. You can pick up the
enrollment packet in person during our drill
weekend or ask the Administrative Officer to
mail them to your home.
The forms are listed below:
Cadet Application – This form will contain all of
the vital information we need to know about the
applicant. It also serves as a parental consent
and public affairs release form.
Report of Medical History - This form documents
all medical issues that may have occurred during the
applicants life. This information is vital in ensuring
that we provide the safest training possible to the
cadets. This form is filled out by the applicant and
parents. Once enrolled, this form must be updated
Report of Medical Examination - This form is
used to document the results of the physical
examination required for enrollment. It must be
filled out by the examining physician. If the applicant
has had a physical exam within six months prior
to applying, a new physical does not have to be
conducted; the physician can fill out the form based
on the results of the most recent examination.
Parent Support Questionnaire – The leadership
of the NSCC is comprised of adult volunteers. This
form provides the list of volunteer opportunities
available within this program.
Uniform and Equipment Responsibility
All uniform items issued to cadets are the property
of the Kentucky 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.
The following items may be required for the
enrollment package if needed:
complete and current (Copy needed)
Health Insurance Card (Copy needed)
Birth certificate (for verification only,
we will not need to keep a copy)
Request for Accommodation
Step 6: Turn in paperwork and enrollment fees
Once the paperwork is completed, turn it in to the
unit. Ensure that all forms are properly filled out
and signed where necessary. Both the parents
and the applicant must sign the application form.
Forms can be turned in personally at a regular drill, mailed or emailed to the Commanding Officer.
The initial enrollment fee is $240.
(Annual re-enrollment is $90.)
This covers the cadet’s registration, accident
insurance policy, and costs for uniform accoutrements. The unit will provide uniforms, as available. The issued uniforms remain the property of the unit. Additional items to complete the uniform and any uniform items that need to be replaced will be at an additional cost.
Fees may be paid with credit card, check, money
order, or cash at the unit drill.
Make all checks out to Kentucky Division NSCC.
You may also make a secure payment online via
Paypal with a credit card from our Payments page.
$ 90.00 - National NSCC Enrollment fee
$ 150.00 - Unit enrollment fee
$ 240.00 - Total Due (Non-Refundable)
Step 7: Indoctrination Period
All new Sea Cadets are placed in a “recruit” status
for the time they are in Indoctrination which is
designed to acclimate a student into the Sea Cadets.
During this time, the recruits are expected to
Correspondence Course, learn the Sea Cadet
Oath, and the Sailor's Creed.
Contact the Commanding Officer at any time
during the enrollment process if you have any
questions or problems. We are here to help
you and hope to see you with the unit soon.