Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC)

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps was established by the Navy League of the U.S. in 1958, federally chartered on Sept. 10, 1962, and is the premier youth development program of the Navy League. Wearing the Navy uniform, modified, with support from the Navy and Coast Guard, the Sea Cadet program is designed for youth 13 through 17 years of age and the League Cadets from 11 through 13. The goals of the programs are:

  1. To build in every Cadet a sense of patriotism, courage and self-reliance, confidence, and similar qualities which will mold strong moral character, good citizenship traits and a drug-free, gang-free life style;
  2. To develop an interest and skill in seamanship and seagoing subjects;
  3. To instill in Cadets an appreciation of the modern Navy as an essential element of America's defense team; and
  4. To make Cadets aware of the prestige of a military career and increase the advancement potential of those who serve.

Details on the programs may be found at their web site

The Massachusetts Bay Council provides support, recognition and awards to the following units in Eastern Massachusetts, including some financial aid, awards for the annual NSCC Region Swim Meet and Youth Medals to outstanding Cadets. Those units with asterisks* are sponsored or co-sponsored  by the council.

Constitution Division*, Haverhill, MA

Contact: CO - LCDR Al McMullen, Jr. NSCC,

Gosnold Division*/TS Patriot State*, Buzzards Bay, MA

Contact: CO - LCDR Jim McLoughlin, NSCC,

Squadron Seven Zulu* - NOSC and USS Salem, Quincy, MA


Contact: CO - Dr. Bill Desmaris, 

Worcester (CL 144) Division*, Worcester, MA


Contact: CO - ENS Stephen Koopman, NSCC, 

David G. Oullette Division*, Coast Guard Base, Gloucester, MA

Contact: CO - LTjg Robert Pallazola, NSCC,

Massachusetts Bay Division, USCG Base Boston, MA


Contact: CO - STSCM Don Ross, 

181st Sea Bee Battalion, Chicopee, MA

Contact: CO - LCDR Joe Metchick, NSCC,


For further information