Welcome to Rochester (CA 124) Division

LCDR John D. O'Neil, NSCC

Commanding Officer (CO)







U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps - Rochester (CA 124) Division​

NOSC - Navy Operational Support Center

U.S. Naval Reserve Center

439 Paul Road

Rochester, NY 14624

Phone: (585) 201-7226

Email: joneil1961@verizon.net

Website: http://www.seacadetcorps.org/

About U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps     

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, or USNSCC, is a federally chartered non-profit youth development program for age 11 through the competition of high school.

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 11 through 13. 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:

  • Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills

  • Instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet

  • Demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle

  • Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation's armed services

We have a rich history.

For over 50 years, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps has been making history...

The first unit of sea Cadets was formed in 1959 and was comprised of 78 young men from around the country.

1958 Founding of the NSCC - At the request of the Department of the Navy, the Navy League of United States established the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) in 1958 to "create a favorable image of Navy on the part of American youth".

1961 Federal Charter - The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps was federally chartered by Congress under Public Law 87-655 as a non-profit civilian organization. This law established the NSCC as a legal entity and set forth the purpose, objectives, corporate powers and other enabling details for the functioning of NSCC.

1975 Scholarship Program - The NSCC Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to deserving cadets who wished to further their education at the university level.

1976 Federal Charter Amended - The Federal Charter language was amended to allow young women to become cadets.

2006 Federal Grant - The Naval Sea Cadet Carps received its first annual federal grant. Federal funding provides the majority of the program's income.

2012 50th Anniversary - The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps celebrated its 50th anniversary in September of 2012.


From the first unit of 78 young men to today's count of over 380 units and approximately 9,000 young men and women, the program continues to grow.

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