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Lake Guntersville Division, U.S.Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Organization of the NSCC


Lake Guntersville Division's Top Recruiters
Our Sponsor, American Legion Post # 8
Organization of the NSCC
How to become a Sea Cadet or League Cadet
Map To Lake Guntersville Division
Our Drill Site, Ossa-Win-Tha Resort
Recruiting Form
Plan Of the Month
Links of Interest
Chain Of Command
Sailors Creed
Cadet Information Page

      Policy and guidance for the administration and operation of the Cadet Corps programs is established by a National Board of Directors.  The National Vice President of the Navy League for Youth Programs serves concurrently as the National Chairman of the NSCC National Board, and the Vice Chairman of the NSCC National Board serves as the National President.  Day-to-day administration of the programs is accomplished by a full-time Executive Director and small staff located in Arlington, Virginia. 

National Headquarters
U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
2300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201-3308
Phone: (703) 243-6910  Fax: (703) 243-3985

Executive Director
Deputy Executive Director
NHQ Liaison for Federal Funding

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CAPT Michael D. Ford, USNR (Ret.)
CAPT Henry J. Nyland, USNR (Ret.)
CAPT Stephen Barrett, USNR (Ret.)

National Officers/Directors



Vice Presidents




Judge Advocate


NSCC Advisory Committee



James R. Ward

Harold W. Learson

"WL" Lamon Crouch
Stanley E. Ellexson, Jr.
Lawrence P. Lynott

Rosalind K. Ellis
Paul H. Engel
James H. Erlinger
Alexander Gaston
Randy W. Hollstein
Lorraine D. Hughley
Arthur Judson II
Thomas O. Klomps
James S. Lukasiewicz
Campbell J. McCarthy
Sheila M. McNeill
Gerald H Moeller
Andrew Paretti
Nicholas D. Ricco
R. Orton Rudd
Warren H. Savage, Jr.
W. G. Sizemore

Robert T. S. Colby

Douglas P. French

Fred D. Carl, Chairman
Nicholas A. Brango
Raymond Couture
Timothy O. Fanning

Our History    
        Sea Cadet organizations exist in most of the maritime nations of the world. Recognizing the value of these organizations in educating youth in maritime matters, the Department of the Navy requested the Navy League of the United States to establish a similar program for American youth. The Navy League agreed to do so and formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in 1958.

      The basic objectives of both programs are: (1) to help young Americans become more patriotic and responsible citizens, and (2) to help young Americans understand the role of the maritime services in national defense and in maintaining the economic viability of our nation.

      On September 10, 1962, the NSCC was federally incorporated by Congress under Public Law 87-655 as a non-profit civilian education organization, a legal entity separate from the Navy League. This law was later amended to permit enrollment of young women in the Corps. The objectives and purposes of the NSCC as in this law (as amended) are: "...through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy, to encourage and aid American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues."

     Today, the NSCC has formed partnerships with organizations such as the
Foundation for Teaching Economics and the Flying Midshipman Association to offer cadets broader opportunities in areas of leadership and aviation.   The NSCC also took an active part in the creation of the International Sea Cadet Association (ISCA).   The ISCA is an association of Sea Cadet Corps' from around the world, whose main objective is to facilitate exchanges of cadets between member countries.