MARVIN SHIELDS BATTALION
GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY, GOOD FOR OUR ARMED
SERVICES, AND GOOD FOR AMERICA'S YOUTH.
WHO WE ARE
The Marvin Shields Battalion of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC), based in Florida’s Tampa Bay, welcomes cadets from across Central Florida and beyond. Our cadets participate in a wide range of training where they gain not only technical skills, but valuable experience in communication, teamwork and leadership.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a leadership development nonprofit for young people, ages 10 through 17. Sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, our passionate all-volunteer force leads our units. Every year our cadets participate in training opportunities such as scuba, field and medical training, photojournalism, military police science and sailing. When cadets join the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, they embark upon a path of lifelong leadership. The program will teach them how to lead groups of their peers successfully and will also inspire them to become leaders in their schools and communities.