INTERESTED IN BECOMING A NAVY CADET?
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 our sailors, cadets ages 13-18/Midshipmen 18-21, 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. Members have the choice to transfer onto active duty, into any branch, after a SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of their enlistment with us. The first 3 ranks they achieve (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 with their military service isn't desired after SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of their EAOS (End of Active Obligated Service) in Twin Ports Division, individuals are still able to: Earn money for college, travel the world, learn trades for both military & civilian sectors during their military service, earn competitive certifications/ qualifications and most importantly, serve their country. Our unit also mobilizes in the event of a natural disaster, man-made disaster our unit decision within our region.
Twin Ports Division, is a separate division of the Navy Cadet Corps and we specialize in our own specific fields. We specialize in ALL shipboard operations, primarily, shipboard fire fighting (damage control) and we are also a medical unit, stationed in Duluth, MN. As this is part of the Navy, we drill one weekend per month, year round, and all sailors 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 and agencies on a regular basis which provides joint operation capabilities. 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. As stated by a former member, "Twin Ports Division is active duty on a reserve schedule." Serving in Twin Ports Division is harder than average naval service (by design) and we pride ourselves at the quality sailors our command turns out. Nothing is "watered down," the only difference between our command 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're ready to take on this challenging and equally rewarding opportunity serve your country and be successful in all you do in life, click on the "CONTACT US" link to learn more. Thank you for your interest in the Navy.
Notable missions our unit has done in our region to serve and defend.
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