Welcome to Twin Ports Division of the U.S. Navy Cadets. The Navy Cadet Corps. is a national, non-profit, that is chartered through the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy League, for training cadets AGES: 13-18, the same skills found out in the fleet, at the reserve and active duty level. Since the Navy Cadet Corps. is sanctioned by the Department of the Navy and Secretary of the Navy. Cadets wear the same uniforms as active duty and are responsible for acting just as professional. Cadets are not obligated to move on to active duty after a successful completion of their service in the Corps; however, if they do, they will be eligible for advancement after completing boot camp. The first 3 ranks they achieve in the Corps.(E-1 to E-3) are their ranks they take with them if they choose to go active in the Navy or Coast Guard. All other branches are normally E-2, due to the differences in the non-maritime services. If a military path isn't desired after successful completion of their time in Twin Ports Division, college scholarships can also be attained through the Navy Cadets.
Our sailors are taught values they will use the rest of their lives such as Honor, Courage and Commitment in an environment that is reinforced by discipline. We drill one weekend per month, year round, and all cadets must attend at least one two week training (TWT) per summer, which is the Navy Reserve standard and format. Two week trainings cover many career fields from seamanship, fire fighting, aircraft ground school, music, Navy SEAL and SEABEE (Construction Battalion), medical, and engineering just to name a few. The Navy is a unique branch because it has the most jobs that transfer to the civilian sector since ships are their own floating, self-sustained cities. Any job that there is in the Navy, it is safe to assume that there is a training for that field in the Cadet Corps. Our sailors also work with other military personnel of all branches on a regular basis. Simply put, this is the real deal. We consistently emphasize to parents and their new prospective recruits coming into this that this is no different than the Navy/Navy Reserve, and Twin Ports Division is held to the same standards and undergo the same training. Nothing is "watered down". Being a former Navy Cadet myself and active duty Navy, the only difference that I've seen between this and active duty is just the age of the people serving. Even then, on average, there are only 1-3 years of age separation between our sailors and those on active duty.
If you are interested in learning more about the Naval Cadet Corps. or our unit, click on the "JOIN US" link to learn more and to contact our Public Affairs Officer. Thank you for your interest in our unit.