Navy League Cadet Corps
The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for boys and girls, at least 10 but not yet 14 years old, who are interested in the sea and ships, and our nations seagoing services. The Navy League program is designed to introduce young people to maritime and military life, and to prepare them for later entrance into the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
Navy League Units
Cadets meet or "drill" at the unit bimonthly through out the year. The unit is structured along military lines and is headed by a Commanding Officer. The Commanding Officer is aided by an Executive Officer and an assortment of adult leaders. TS Reina Mercedes drills at Halligan Hall on the US Naval Academy, Annapolis.
The Training Ship Reina Mercedes has the main purpose to foster team work, leadership, camaraderie, respect, and an understanding of the military command structure among cadets while having fun!
Classwork and training during drills introduces cadets to naval life through instruction in basic seamanship, military drill and leadership. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is also added to the training curriculum when possible. Cadets can also participate in a one-week orientation and advanced specially-designed annual training sessions at multiple locations throughout the country.