The Sea Cadets was established by the Navy League of the United States at the request of the Department of the Navy in 1962 to "create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth".
Today the Sea Cadets continue to further the image of our maritime services by:
Developing an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills
Instilling virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet
Demonstrating the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle
Exposing cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation's armed services
The mission of the Sea Cadets is to build leaders of character by imbuing in our cadets the highest ideals of honor, respect, commitment, and service.