Adult Leaders and Volunteers
Veterans Pride Battalion is always in need of adult leaders / volunteers interested in working with the cadets in the program. The NSCC officer corps is composed of dedicated men and women, civilian and military, who are interested in the education and training of American youth, and in furthering the goals and objectives of the NSCC/NLCC. All unit staff members are volunteers, receiving no pay or allowances. While past military experience is helpful, it is by no means required. The most important quality is the ability to always follow the motto “It’s for the cadets!” Parents can be as involved as their schedules permit.
Officers and Instructors
Officers and instructors are adult volunteers who have made the commitment to become members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and to support a local unit with a greater level of involvement. These volunteers are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the unit and drills. They are expected to attend the OPD 101-301 series of training programs, which are designed specifically for USNSCC officers and instructors. Many USNSCC officers have previous military experience. Some are currently serving in active or reserve duty in one of the armed services. However, this is not a requirement. Any parent can complete an application to become an officer or instructor. Parents wishing to participate as officers or instructors should be advised that all applicants are subject to a security screening and/or background check.
To qualify as an adult leader with the Veterans Pride Battalion of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, one must be:
• recommended for appointment by the Commanding Officer;
• 21 years or older and not have reached age 75, but those 18 – 21 may qualify for Midshipman status in the NSCC, and those over 75 may qualify for an age waiver;
• a citizen of the United States;
• Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth. NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program;
• of good moral character and able to pass an annual Federal and State background checks.
If you have questions regarding enrollment as an NSCC/NLCC officer, please complete the contact form below and the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer will be in touch with you.
Adult Enrollment form can be found here: Adult Enrollment Form
If you would be interested in attending our next orientation, please complete the form below: