MARVIN SHIELDS BATTALION
GREATNESS HAS NO AGE
The Marvin Shields Battalion is a Tampa Bay, Florida based unit of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC), 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 U.S. 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.
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.
NAVY LEAGUE CADET CORPS
NAVY SEA CADET CORPS
We could not share life-changing experiences with our sea cadets without adults volunteering their time during our monthly drills in Tampa Bay. The Officer Corps is comprised of dedicated volunteers. These adult leaders, both civilian and military, provide administration for all facets of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. All officers must be over the age of 21, possess good moral character, be drug free, and free of felony convictions. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information about volunteering, please contact us!