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Sea Cadets

The Tri-City Council NLUS sponsors the Gunfighter Squadron & Training Ship TOPGUN , located at MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California.

Tri-City Navy League President Mehdi Chitgari, with Navy Hospital Medical Team at October 25, 2013 Dinner Event

Our Sea Cadets performing the Flag Ceremony at October 25, 2013 Dinner Event

Robert Johnson, a director of the Tri-City Chapter (second from right), chats with BMC William Hoffman, USCG, and his wife, Grace, during a Chapter-sponsored cookout for members of the crew of USCGC Haddock on Friday, October 18. At left, with arms crossed, is LT Anthony Myers, Haddock commanding officer. With food contributed by Tip Top Meats of Carlsbad, the cutter's cook prepared sausages, burgers, and more for members of the crew and their families at the San Diego Coast Guard.

Victoria Black, a director of the Tri-City Chapter, pins the Navy League's Teddy Roosevelt Outstanding Youth Medal on Airman Apprentice Tom Hawley, cadet of the year in the Gunfighter Squadron, US Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Director Black made the presentation at an awards ceremony October 19 at MCAS Miramar

Tri-City Chapter Past-President Chuck Baumbach shows LC5 Kiri Schell the certificate accompanying the Navy League Teddy Roosevelt Outstanding Youth Medal presented to her as cadet of the year for the Training Ship Top Gun, US Naval League Cadet Corps. At left is Director Victoria Black.

US Naval League Cadet Corps awards presentation

For more information about Gunfighter Squadron & Training Ship TOPGUN - MCAS Miramar, please visit their website at www.gunfightersquadron.org or call (858) 373-8785.

Sea Cadet 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) is: "...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."

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