Navy League Memphis

We Are Sea Cadets

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps has openings for a limited number of young people ages 11-17 to join the crew of Tennessee (BB-43) Division (TNBB-43). The U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps is comprised of everyday young people who have an interest in seamanship, the military, or other seagoing careers. Cadet applicants must be crime-free, drug-free, and in good health.


Newly enrolled Sea Cadets are required to attend two weeks of recruit training or “boot camp” held at military installations across the country. Having successfully completed recruit training, Sea Cadets participate in additional training in advanced subjects during succeeding school breaks. Opportunities range from training aboard Navy and Coast Guard ships to training with U.S. Navy SEALs. Navy League Cadets have the opportunity to participate in a one-week recruit orientation and weekend training evolutions specifically tailored for their age group.

In addition to advanced training aboard naval vessels, Sea Cadets may attend advanced orientation courses such as Airman Training, Music Training, Seabee Indoctrination, SEAL Team Training, Submarine Orientation, Military Law Enforcement Training, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and Leadership Academy. Navy League Cadets may participate in one-week advanced training evolutions in subjects such as Leadership, Seamanship, and Boating Safety. 

Sea Cadet Membership Requirements