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Enrollment

Joining the Battalion is a multiple step process.  

The first step is for you to review the program with your parents. You can look through or site or go to the national site at www.seacadets.com

Next, you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) will have a personal interview with the CO and XO. This interview is a chance for you to ask questions as well as an opportunity for the CO and XO to get to know you and what you expect. 

During the interview, we may have you step out of the room and go observe the current cadet activity. This will give you a chance to get an idea of what out cadets do and to ask them any questions. It is also a chance for the CO/XO to chat with your parent(s) or guardian(s) about other aspects of the Sea Cadets. 

Once the interview is over and if you choose to proceed, you will complete and submit an application. This application includes demographic and medical information that you and your parents should fill out together. There is also a medical exam* that will need to be completed prior to full participation in the program.  

This application and enrollment fee can be submitted during the interview. If you do not have the medical exam, we will not be able to enroll you until we receive it. 

 

*NSCC/NLCC are  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, in regard to our enrollment qualifications. A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.

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We accept enrollments year round. 

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Once your enrollment fee and application is submitted, we will review your application and submit to Headquarters. Once we receive your ID card you are considered fully enrolled and can participate in all activities. 

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We charge $300 for initial enrollment, which includes the first year. Subsequent years are $100. 

 

The enrollment fee covers uniforms. We issue one set of NWUs.  Extra NWUs or the blue digital camo can be purchased on own or from us. 

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As with any group, there are charges for field trips and overnight drills. Annual required National training such as Recruit Training or other advanced training has a cost between $150 - $500 depending on the training. Other fees include replacement cost for a lost or destroyed ID ($10), replacement ribbons ($1), broken appurtenances  (up to $5).  

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The Battalion will issue many of your uniforms.  Note, these uniforms remain the property of the Pittsburgh Battalion. We provide as much as we can, but in certain circumstances, you may need to purchase your own uniforms.  As part of your enrollment fee, we will issue Dress Whites, Dress Blues, one set of NWUs (blue digital camo), one set of CUUs (woodland camo - green), and all necessary patches with the exception of branch and name tapes. Certain training may require an extra set of NWUs.  In these cases, we will lend or issue a second set. 

You are free to find additional uniforms from any source. These sources include online auction or classified sites, friends or family in the Navy, or directly from the Navy Uniform Shop. 

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Yes, the Sea Cadets are authorized to wear the Navy’s working and dress uniforms, with the addition of a Sea Cadet patch.  Typically working uniforms are worn for drill activities and dress uniforms are worn for special events and inspections.  Hair is expected to be kept within the standards.

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