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    Welcome to Twin Ports Division of the U.S. Navy Cadet Corps! The Navy Cadet Corps, is congressionally-chartered through the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy League, where sailors ages 13-18, have the unique opportunity to serve at an earlier age. During their service, they train and work in the same skills found out in the fleet, at the reserve and active duty level. Being that the Cadet Corps exists through Department of the Navy and Secretary of the Navy, cadets wear the same active duty uniforms and are just as responsible. Members have the choice to continue their military service onto active duty, into any branch, after a successful completion of their enlistment 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 duty in the Navy or Coast Guard. All other branches are normally E-2, due to the differences in the non-maritime services. If continuing their military service isn't desired after successful completion of their time in Twin Ports Division, individuals were still able to: Earn money for college, travel the world, learn trades for both military & civilian sectors, earn competitive certifications/qualifications and most importantly, serve their country. 

      Twin Ports Division, is a Division of the Cadet Corps and we specialize in our own specific fields. We are a shipboard fire fighting (damage control) and medical unit based out of Duluth, MN. Our sailors are taught values they will use the rest of their lives such as Honor, Courage and Commitment. We drill one weekend per month, year round, and all cadets must attend at least one two week training (TWT) annually. Two week trainings cover many career fields from seamanship, fire fighting, aircraft ground school, music, Navy SEAL and SEABEE (Construction Battalion), medical, law-enforcement/anti-terrorism(ATFP), special operations, culinary specialties, STEM, 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. Our unit works with all other branches on a regular basis which provides time to get to know other branches besides just Navy. 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 active duty, and Twin Ports Division is held to the same standards and undergoes the same EXACT 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 Navy 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 the Navy.


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