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The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps imposes grooming standards for cadets and officers. The manner in which a cadet wears the uniform as well as by their personal appearance contributes to building pride and spirit essential to the Cadet Corps. 


The Navy uniform components, sewing instructions, and care can be found on Homeport.  For quick reference, click on the Uniform Reference Documents below.

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Homeport Uniform Manual

The Naval Sea Cadet Corps imposes grooming standards for cadets and officers. The manner in which a cadet wears the uniform as well as by their personal appearance contributes to building pride and esprit essential to the Cadet Corps. 


Cadets have the honor and distinction of wearing the uniforms of the United States Navy. This uniform carries with it a long history and a sense of tradition. NSCC cadets, officers, instructors, and midshipmen are authorized to wear Navy uniforms appropriately modified by NSCC insignia, so as to clearly identify the wearer as a member of NSCC.

All cadets will be issued uniforms that may be exchanged throughout the cadet’s participation in the program as cadets grow. Parents are responsible for alterations as needed. The uniforms are outlined in the USNSCC Uniform Manual.


Good grooming and personal appearance instills pride and self-confidence in a cadet. All cadets are expected to be clean and be well groomed at all times. Uniforms are expected to be clean and pressed with all patches and nametapes securely attached in the proper position. Your cadet will be taught grooming customs and traditions early. You can help by being aware of the grooming standards.

Cadets will learn military customs and courtesies. The use of customs, courtesies, and ceremonies help keep discipline and order in Sea Cadets. The execution of close order drill and ceremonies is the anchor of Sea Cadet customs, courtesies, and traditions. Drill is required and gives purpose to cadets by setting the foundation of discipline and esprit de corps. Cadets will feel pride for themselves and in the Twin Cities Squadron.

Physical fitness is a requirement of the Sea Cadet Program. In order to attend trainings, cadets must pass and maintain a minimum physical fitness requirement. We comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation may be presented for review. 

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