Sea Cadets Take Maritime Law Enforcement Training

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The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is for American youth ages 13-17 who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs.

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is for American youth ages 13-17 who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard Station Portland crew members hosted a group of U.S. Naval Sea Cadets for law enforcement training, June 27-30, in Portland.

The Maritime Interdiction Operations training is to expose the cadets, aged 14-18, to life as Maritime Law Enforcement Officers, dealing with situations that pose a threat to America’s waterways.

Cadets undergo challenging physical fitness workouts, experience self-defense training, become educated in firearms safety, learn about the dangers of illegal drugs and about making critical law enforcement decisions.

The training is funded by the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a non-profit youth organization that teaches the cadets about patriotism, self-reliance and leadership. Cadets work alongside our nation’s seagoing services including the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps with no obligation to join any branch of the service.

Cadets from Oregon, Washington and California attended.

For more information about the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, visit www.seacadets.org .

For more information about Maritime Interdiction Operations training, visit Facebook and search NSCC Maritime Interdiction Operations.