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Good citizenship and strong moral principles form the core of the program


Instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs


We encourage an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle


Expose cadets to the prestige of public service and a variety of career paths through hands-on training with our nation's armed services



United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is a national youth leadership development organization that promotes interest and skill in naval disciplines while instilling strong moral character and life skills through leadership and technical programs modeled after the Navy's professional development system.

USNSCC is comprised of two programs:


Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) for young people ages 13 through the completion of high school.


Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for young people ages 10 through 13. 

The Cadet program is sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard.



The Desert Eagle Squadron was original established in1990, and was active through 1997.  The squadron was re-established on September 27, 2002. 

The unit drills one Saturday of each month through the school year.  During the summer and winter months, no drills are scheduled in order to allow Cadets to participate in  training camps.


Drills are conducted onboard Naval Air Facility El Centro.   

The Desert Eagle Squadron is sponsored by the Navy League's Imperial Valley Council.



Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy Leaguer Cadet Corps (NLCC)

What is the difference between the NSCC and the NLCC?
The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC), or just Sea Cadets, is actually 2 programs:

The NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS (NSCC) is for young Americans who are at least 13 years old. They may stay a Sea Cadet until December 31st of the year they turn 18, or until graduation from High School.

The NAVY LEAGUE CADET CORPS (NLCC) is for young Americans who are least 11 (10 with approval and waiver) but not yet 14 years old.

The NLCC is basically the same as the NSCC except that NLCC Cadets wear different uniforms and are restricted from flying aboard US Navy aircraft, participating in long shipboard cruises and other hazardous activities and are taught from a syllabus rather than correspondence courses.  However, general training during drills will almost always be the same for both units as both units drill together.

Visit the Cadet/Officer FAQS page of our website for additional information.





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