Cadets of the squadron will meet monthly for drill, which consists of physical exercise, classroom time and military training, as well as occasional off-site activities and various community service opportunities. See detailed upcoming drill information by reviewing the Plan of the Month (POM) located to the right.
Cadets are expected to attend drill weekends from 0800 to 1500, Saturday and Sunday , on a once-a-month basis.
The POM will be posted prior to drill and will include all scheduling, uniform/gear requirements, and specific details and expectations for that drill. The cadet is responsible to understand and adhere to the POM each drill.
In addition to regular monthly drills, there are other events that come up and are scheduled on an ad hoc basis, including color guards, parades, fund raising, additional training opportunities and community service projects. These are voluntary but are often very helpful for achievement of requirements to earn various ribbons and rank advancement.
WEARING THE UNIFORM
Uniforms are issued as soon as possible after paid membership. Wearing the uniform is a privilege granted to USNSCC by the US Navy. Under no circumstances will an incomplete or improper uniform be allowed to be worn at drill. During drill, cadets with improper uniforms will either be sent home or reverted to PT gear. Additionally, incomplete or improper uniforms shall not be worn in public, or at the Utah Military Academy.
Many ribbons can be earned while in the Sea Cadet Corps. Some examples are:
VISIT A DRILL
2023/24 DRILL SCHEDULE
No Unit Drill
Wreaths Across America
Completing coursework is essential for promotion and continuance in the program. All coursework is now completed on-line. Cadets must establish a login on the Quarterdeck. To establish a login, go to: https://quarterdeck.seacadets.org/secure/login.aspx and follow the directions. Once you are in the Quarterdeck space, select "Polaris" portal. Start with E1 and progress through the trainings. You can complete trainings as quickly as you like.
RECRUIT TRAINING AND ADVANCED TRAININGS
USNSCC participants must attend Recruit Training (RT) or Navy League Orientation (NLO) prior to rank advancement and to qualify for other advanced trainings (ATs). RT and NLO are regularly offered at various sites throughout the country during Summer and Winter Breaks.
After completing RT, cadets can choose from a wide-ranging and exciting list of ATs offered every school break. Once their child is enrolled, parents and/or guardians may access the Parent Portal in the USNSCC HomePort website to review detailed information, request a training for their child and to complete all necessary paperwork.
Seaman Recruit (SR) cadets first attend Recruit Training (RT), which is to be completed sometime in the cadet's first year (offered during summer and winter breaks), in order to advance from SR to Seaman Apprentice (SA). To attend RT, SR cadets need to complete the E1 course, available on-line through the Polaris portal of the Quarterdeck website.
SA cadets then proceed with progressive coursework in Polaris, along with regular drill attendance, time-in-rank and participation in Advanced Trainings (ATs) to earn rank advancement over the course of their time in Sea Cadets. The highest rank and honor is to achieve Chief Petty Officer (CPO), a notable accomplishment.
Cadets who choose to enlist after their time in the USNSCC may qualify for a higher rank and pay grade after boot camp.
Learning to call in IED spot report using 9-Line radio format