What is the Navy Sea Cadet Corps?
USNSCC is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval disciplines while instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs modeled after the Navy's professional development system.
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 10 through 13.
Run by volunteers, and sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
Greater Austin Navy League Sea Cadets
Col. William B. Travis DivisionU.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
The Col. William B. Travis Division of the U. S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps was established in 1987 by the Austin Council of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS), now the Greater Central Texas Council of the NLUS. This division serves the core mission of the Navy League Sea Cadet program:
"...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."
The unit is structured along military lines and is headed by Commanding Officer LCDR Cynthia Banks. NSCC. Cadets meet or “drill” monthly throughout the year. The Travis Division headquarters is located at Fort Hood. However, drills alternate between Fort Hood and the National Guard Armory on 51st Street in Austin.
Sea Cadet training consists of Navy Non-Resident Training Courses (NRTC), training evolutions (away from local units), shipboard training, and training arranged locally by units. Cadets are instructed by both Sea Cadet Officers and senior cadets through classroom and applied instruction in subjects such as basic seamanship, military drill, and leadership. Many Sea Cadet regions throughout the country hold weekend competitions where units compete with each other to test their seamanship and military skills.
Training evolutions take place mostly during summer months and occasionally during winter and spring break periods and are generally one to two weeks long. The first training evolution for all cadets is NSCC Recruit Training, better known as boot camp. It is a scaled down version of the Navy's boot camp. For approximately two-weeks cadets are instructed by active and reserve military personnel and Sea Cadet officers in military drill and discipline, physical fitness, seamanship, shipboard safety, first aid, naval history, and leadership.
Sea Cadet Corps units often participate in community events such as parades and fairs. They may also tour Navy and Coast Guard ships and shore stations. They also participate in community service such as working in Veterans' Hospitals and organizing clothing and food drives.
For more information about the Col. William B. Travis Division, contact LCDR Cynthia Banks, NSCC by email at email@example.com.
Visit the Travis Division website at http://www.travisdiv.org.