Our Supported Naval Sea Cadet Units

USNSCC is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval disciplines while instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs modeled after the Navy's professional development system.

USNSCC is comprised of two programs. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program is for young people ages 13 through the completion of high school. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior program the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), for young people ages 10 through 13.

Run by a small staff in Arlington, Virginia, we are sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

The Goals of Our Cadet Programs

At the request of the Department of the Navy, the Navy League of the United States established the USNSCC in 1962 to "create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth". 

Today's U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps continues to further the image of our maritime services by adhering to a standardized training program designed to:

  1. Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills
  2. Instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet
  3. Demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle
  4. Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation's armed services
The Long Island Council supports four Naval Sea Cadet Units on Long Island. Below are those units, their drilling locations, a link to their website and contact information.

Voyage of Discovery

During the summer of 2017, a crew from the Theodore Roosevelt Division in East Moriches, cast off a life-changing experience aboard the Nada, a 47-foot sailing vessel. Six teenage U.S. Naval Sea Cadets from Long Island set sail from Mt. Sinai Harbor on Long Island Sound bringing back invaluable practical experience on the high seas and a wealth of tactical training. Captain Roger Noakes and three xperienced crewmen sailed with the aspiring U.S. Navy Midshipmen aboard the Nada.

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Armed Forces Reserve Center

25 Baiting Place Road

Farmingdale, NY 11735-1401

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LTJG Marlene Gandiosi

VA Medical Center

79 Middleville Road Bldg 5

Northport, NY 11768

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Ensign Tanya Krien   

Long Island Maritime Museum

86 West Avenue

West Sayville, NY 11796-1908

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LTJG Gary Vertichio

USGC Sector Field Office Moriches

100 Moriches Island Rd

East Moriches, NY 11940-1359

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LCDR Forrest Woodward

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For more information about the USNSCC, visit their National website. The USNSCC is always looking for adult volunteers to help run local units.
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