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2013 Annual Report Florida Navy League

  1. 1. Contents Message from NLUS National President.... 1 Letters of Support Commandant of the Marine Corps .......... 2 Chief of Naval Operations ...................... 3 Commandant of the Coast Guard ........... 4 NLUS Council Activities............................. 5 Legislative Affairs...................................... 6 Development ............................................. 6 Youth Scholarships..................................... 6 Sea Service Awards .................................. 7 Sea-Air-Space Exposition 2010 .................. 8 Council and Unit Locations ........................ 10 Seapower Magazine................................... 12 Financial Overview..................................... 14 Where We’re Headed.................................. 16 Leadership and Senior Staff Listing........... 17 The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is a federally chartered non-profit civilian youth training organization for young people, ages 11 through 17, composed of two cadet programs. The Sea Cadet program is for youth, ages 13 through 17, and the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is a junior program for youth, ages 11 through 13. We are sponsored by the Navy League of the United States (NLUS) and supported by both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. the Goals of our Cadet Programs At the request of the Department of the Navy, the Navy League of the United States established the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps in 1958 to “create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth”. Today’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps continues to further the image of our maritime services by adhering to a standardized training program designed to: Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills Instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet Demonstrate the value of an alcohol-free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle Expose cadets to the prestige of a military career and to increase advancement potential of those who decide to join our nation’s armed services Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donations allow the NSCC to serve more than 388 units and 12,002 members throughout the United States. Our program provides counseling, leadership training, maritime skills, aviation training, foreign exchanges, physical fitness programs, drug & alcohol abuse prevention, scholarships and FUN! Please remember America’s youth and check 10185 on your CFC donation form! WHo We ARe CONTENTS WHo We ARe national Chairman’s Message............... 1 Letters of support............................... 2 An overview of our Year ..................... 5 sea Cadets in numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 WHAt We Do What our training Program Looked Like in 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 training Program Description . . . . . . . . 10 WHeRe We stAnD 2013 Financial overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 ReCoGnItIon scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 Cadet successes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 In APPReCIAtIon Volunteer thanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 supporter thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 WHeRe We ARe HeADeD A Glimpse into 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 tribute to Morgan L. Fitch, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . 20 nsCC Board of Directors and staff . . . . 21
  2. 2. Building on a strong Legacy The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps continued in 2013 to fulfill its mission as one of the U.S. Navy’s premier youth organizations, providing a high-quality environment for the mental, moral and physical training of young people that develops within them the principles of patriotism and good citizenship. Despite some funding challenges this year, we continued to grow as an organization with total enrollment reaching more than 12,000 cadets and adult leaders. That is a testament to the volunteerism and ingenuity of the nearly 3,000 adult leaders who dedicate themselves to working with our many partners in the military and patriotic service organizations to provide an environment conducive to the training and development of our cadets. A bittersweet moment in the legacy of our organization occurred on November 18, 2013, when Morgan L. Fitch, Jr. passed away from this world and into the next. Truly beloved as both the founder of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and major benefactor of the Naval Sea Cadet Foundation, Morgan will always be remembered as a man who cared deeply about creating opportunities for American youth that would empower them to develop and thrive as future leaders. It was Morgan Fitch who sat across the table from Admiral Arleigh Burke in 1958 to create the concept that later became the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, and it was Morgan Fitch who continued to support the organization through his leadership and philanthropy. America is a better country because of his vision and dedication, and we are committed as an organization to continue to build upon the strong foundation he established. As we look forward into 2014, the Naval Sea Cadet Corps is evolving in the way we reach out and engage America’s youth. We will continue to provide training programs that are compelling and fulfilling for our cadets in achieving their goals, and work with our partners to make best use of the resources available to us. We remain highly appreciative of the support we receive from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Maritime Administration. Working together, we will provide our cadets with the skills and confidence needed for the challenges ahead of them. All the Best, Warren H. Savage, Jr. National Chairman Chairman’s Message 1
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  6. 6. WHo We ARe Benefits of the U.s. naval sea Cadet Corps nsCC is good for our country. In certain parts of America, the local cadet units represent our nation’s Navy – and they do this very well. Cadets perform a variety of community services benefiting their hometowns, by participating in roadside and park clean-up efforts and volunteering at public libraries and museums. Cadets also provide support to our veterans through outreach programs and honor guard detachments for memorial services. The virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles form the core of the program, which works to instill these traits into each cadet. Cadets are not required to join the armed services once they turn 18, but they will enter the adult world having been taught the fundamentals of citizenship and the value of being responsible and productive members of their communities. nsCC is good for our navy and Coast Guard. As an official youth organization of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, the program educates its members in America’s rich oceanic traditions and teaches them the values of professional seamanship. Training received in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps helps to shape capable and competent sailors and officers for our maritime services. While cadets are not required to join the armed services upon graduation, they do so at very high rates. Our units report that every year a growing number of cadets choose to either enlist or pursue officer commissioning programs, such as the service academies, ROTC or OCS. According to former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, each cadet who enlists saves the navy over $14,000 in life-cycle training costs. Our training program includes a wide variety of quality training evolutions, each based on the proven standards of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. Each cadet who enters the armed services is a disciplined, well-trained individual who typically adjusts better to the rigors of military service than those with no experience. Attrition rates of former cadets prior to their completion of obligated service are very low compared to non-cadets who join the military. Contribution to a lower attrition rate means a reduced cost to the navy and Coast Guard. nsCC is good for America’s youth. Our program provides numerous benefits to its cadets – both tangible and intangible. In addition to expanded exposure to various career opportunities, our cadets and alumni often cite the feelings of pride, camaraderie, respect and honor associated with their experience in the program. These immeasurable benefits are very important to us. they define us. NSCC engenders among its participants the value of an alcohol- free, drug-free and gang-free lifestyle. Through exposure to a unique team-centric, objective- based environment, cadets learn to demand the best from themselves and others. The program also provides quantifiable benefits to its cadets. Cadets who enlist in the armed services are often eligible for military advanced pay grade programs (up to two grades in some services). This means that a cadet who enlists in the Navy may be eligible for a higher rank and pay than his or her non-cadet counterpart. Being a cadet also can help individuals become more competitive for certain programs. over 10% of the midshipmen in the most recent entering class at the U.s. naval Academy were former cadets, a figure consistent over the past decade. The program provides cadets with not only the motivation and encouragement to pursue their goals, but also concrete assistance in achieving them. Annually, 17 different scholarship funds are awarded to exceptional cadets who wish to pursue a college education. nsCC … Chart your course. We are very proud of the service the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps provides to our country and to our Navy and Coast Guard, but the true merit of our program is seen in the success stories of our cadets, who go on to seize the limitless opportunities that are available to them. 2013’s top three Accomplishments 1. Proven adaptability. this year’s sequestration presented considerable financial challenges to our program. We worked hard to maintain the high caliber of our training program by taking unprecedented action. More on pages 8-9. 2. Continuing to grow. Despite losing 60% of our funding, our headquarters team continued to process enrollments. In 2013, we gained 3,798 new cadets and 743 new adult volunteers. 3. Building partnerships. throughout 2013, we worked with patriotic service organizations and civic leaders to strengthen advocacy on behalf of our cadets and adult volunteers. For a full list of our partners, see page 19. AN OvERvIEW OF OUR YEAR 5
  7. 7. tHe nAVAL seA CADet CoRPs In nUMBeRs We GReW. AK GU HI PR in 46 states (Plus Puerto Rico & Guam) 3,798 new Cadets 2,450 sea Cadets 2,446 sea Cadets 32 teams 5 teams 983 League Cadets 743 new Volunteers 388 Units 9,131 total Cadets 2,871 total Volunteers 12,002 MeMBeRs 6
  8. 8. We tRAIneD. We’Re GoInG PLACes. 5,859 totAL CADets tRAIneD In 2013 nsCC ReCRUIt tRAInInG ADVAnCeD tRAInInG sessIons CYBeR PAtRIot PRoGRAM seMI- FInALs nLCC oRIentAtIon & ADVAnCeD tRAInInG eVents While cadets are not required to join the armed services upon graduation, they do so at very high rates. attended attended participated across the country in registered for the made it to the 2012 seRVICe ACCessIons # oF CADets U.s. naval Academy 137 U.s. Military Academy 3 U.s. Coast Guard Academy 2 U.s. Air Force Academy 2 U.s. Merchant Marine Academy 7 naval Reserve officer training Corps (RotC) 17 officer Candidate school – navy 6 officer Candidate school – Army 10 officer Candidate school – Air Force 4 officer Candidate school – Marine Corps 1 naval Academy Prep school 3 Air Force enlisted 4 Army enlisted 60 Coast Guard enlisted 6 Marine Corps enlisted 60 national Guard enlisted 11 navy enlisted 265 totAL 598 7
  9. 9. WHAt We Do What our training Program Looked Like in 2013 Making the Most of It What Happened Due to funding cuts mandated by the 2013 sequestration, the federal grant that NSCC receives to subsidize its training activities was reduced from a budgeted amount of $2.7 million to just the Congressionally mandated reprogramming of $1.037 million, a reduction in funding support of over 60%. Of the money NSCC did receive for 2013, over 90% went directly to cadet training and oversight support, with a small remainder held for contingencies and winter training. What I love about the sea Cadets is the camaraderie. … You form closer friendships ... because you have to rely on each other more. two weeks of Field ops in south Carolina brought me closer to my platoon than ten years of school. … the opportunities are also something I love about the program. Where else can a young adult travel all over the United states and to different military installations? PO2 Ryan Dutschman, NSCC, Sea Cadet TRAINING 8
  10. 10. In a healthy year, federal grant funds support many additional aspects of the NSCC training program. Due to the 2013 funding cut, fiscal support was entirely suspended for the following: U.S. participation in the International Sea Cadet Association’s International Exchange Program Officer Professional Development (OPD) training for our volunteer force Locally arranged Sea Cadet training SeaPerch training for our volunteers and SeaPerch training support for additional cadets Naval Academy Summer Seminar and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) participation Coast Guard Academy Information Mission (AIM) participation How We Adapted Due to the funding cut, only 68 of NSCC’s 162 scheduled training evolutions could be subsidized which meant that cadet deposits had to fully cover all training costs for the remaining 94 training evolutions. Because of the increase in price per training session, NSCC headquarters realized that there would be cadets who were unable to afford the training. Significant adjustments had to be made at the NSCC headquarters level. To advance in rank, cadets must attend advanced training. In order to not penalize the cadets who were unable to afford the increased training fee, rate advancement credit was also authorized for forty or more hours of community service or locally-arranged internships of one week or longer with local public service organizations such as police departments, fire departments or civic organizations engaged in public or community service. Credit was also authorized for attendance at local or state- sponsored citizenship or leadership programs, such as Boys or Girls State events. In 2012 with full funding: training cost to each cadet was approximately $120 per week. the 2013 budget reduction impact: training cost to each cadet was approximately $200 – $250 per week, with those trainings totally unfunded costing even more. Many higher- cost trainings, such as sCUBA, were not offered. this is a rate increase of approximately 66 – 108%. What We need In order to resume a healthy status and continue our commitment to America’s youth while growing in strength, the Naval Sea Cadet Corps requires reinstatement of full funding for its training grant. I had no idea what I was getting myself into going to recruit training. I felt so much pride not only for myself, but for my fellow cadets at our graduation. We pulled together and became a team… I thought we did awesome and will remember it forever. Seaman Fischer Mata, NSCC, Sea Cadet seAPeRCH LAUnCH sHIPBoARD tRAInInG 9
  11. 11. WHAt We Do ADVAnCeD tRAInInG CLAsses LoCAtIons Basic and/or Advanced Airman Training 4 FL, CA, TX Aviation Ground School (FAA) 2 CA, KY Air Traffic Control 1 FL Amphibious Operations Training 1 vA Basic and/or Advanced Seabee 3 CA, OH, WI Ceremonial Honor Guard 4 FL, GA, MI, WA Culinary Arts 6 FL, MI, PA Drug Education for Youth 1 GA Field Training 9 CA, CT, IA, NC, NH, MN, PR, SC Homeland Security, Fire Fighting, Search and Rescue 2 FL, MI Life Guard 1 TN Petty Officer Leadership Academy 27 LA, CA, FL, IL, MI, OH, vA, TN, MN, MA, ME, NJ, RI, UT, OR, TX, PR, PA Master At Arms/Police Science 8 vA, MI, NY, GA, TN, PR Maritime Interdiction and Law Enforcement 1 CA Marksmanship Training 4 CA, MI, MN Medical Training 7 CA, FL, NY Photojournalism 5 CA, GA, FL Naval Intelligence 1 CA Navy Electronics/Radio/ Communications 1 CA SEAL Challenge/Orientation 2 MI, MN Sailing School 1 CA SWCC Special Boats 1 FL Basic and/or Advanced SCUBA, Underwater Research 7 FL, MI, PR, TN Seamanship 8 CA, IL, MA, ME, MI, vA, HI Advanced Seamanship at Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2 MA Shipboard East and West Coast as Locally Arranged Submarine Seminars 2 CT, GA SeaPerch Underwater Robotics 10 CA, IA, MA, MI, MN, PA, TN Military vehicle Maintenance 1 MI Fitness Lifestyle 1 TN totAL 123 naval sea Cadet Recruit training After enrolling in the program, all Sea Cadets must attend a mandatory two-week recruit training session. These training sessions are taught at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command, at other naval bases or stations and at regional recruit training sites using other military host resources. The curriculum of this training is approved by the U.S. Navy and standardized at all training sites. Cadets receive 106 hours of instruction, with a focus on the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment. Both tone and tenor of instruction are modeled after the Navy’s recruit training. In 2013, there were 25 recruit training classes nationwide, including four classes conducted over the winter holiday and spring school break. training was also held in Guam and Puerto Rico. A total of 2,450 cadets attended recruit training with approximately 277 volunteers in support. naval sea Cadet Advanced training After successful completion of recruit training, Sea Cadets may choose from a wide variety of advanced training opportunities that are nationally advertised by NSCC headquarters. While recruit training is designed to familiarize cadets with Navy life and Navy-style discipline, advanced training focuses on military and general career fields and opportunities. It also serves to provide cadets with disciplined and interesting activities during the year. A total of123 nsCC and advanced training classes took place under the guidance of nsCC’s leadership. our son has grown so much...his confidence is high and his vision for his future is limitless. … I know he will grow in to a fine young man with the leadership and dedication this program requires. We are so thankful for all the volunteers that make this available. Dee Mata, Sea Cadet parent HARBoR seCURItY tRAInInG 10
  12. 12. What do I enjoy about the sea Cadet program? to start off, I am able to meet people around the country that I have become great friends with. ... the summer training opportunities are endless! Cadets are interested in many different things and the trainings offered fit pretty much everybody’s interests. Recruit training is also a great experience; you get a good in-depth look at the running of the program and the program’s core values. PO2 Ryan Caughill, Sea Cadet navy League Cadet training The NLCC training program is modeled after the Sea Cadet program, but is tailored to be age- appropriate. The training program is less arduous, but still includes a wide variety of training opportunities designed to give League Cadets exposure to Navy life. Cadets can attend a one-week, away-from-home Navy League Orientation class. Cadets who complete orientation can participate in advanced training sessions such as classes in aviation, sailing, leadership, medical and adventure training. League Cadets also learn about small boats and small boat safety using the U.S. Coast Guard’s safe boating curriculum. In 2013, 983 League Cadets accompanied by122 escorts attended navy League orientation and advanced training sessions nationwide. Locally Arranged training Locally arranged training is training away from a cadet unit’s regular drill site, but not nationally advertised. These training sessions are generally limited to local unit participation and typically between two and four days in length. Locally arranged training is among the most cost effective of NSCC’s training opportunities as berthing costs are frequently avoided or donated by local support organizations typically leaving only meals and transportation to be funded. Locally arranged training often includes consistently outstanding training offered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Training must be under five days/four nights in length in order to fit the definition of being a locally arranged training evolution. Examples of funded locally arranged training include: Seabee and SEAL challenges Ship visits Honor Guard competitions Field operations TRAINING LAnD nAVIGAtIonsWIM qUALs 11
  13. 13. WHAt We Do science, technology, engineering and Math (steM) training seaPerch In 2011, NSCC established a partnership with the Office of Naval Research that allowed cadets to participate in their SeaPerch program. The SeaPerch program is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips cadets with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated vehicle (ROv). Building a SeaPerch ROv teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design, and encourages cadets to explore concepts in naval architecture and ocean engineering. With full funding: In 2012, the program grew to approximately 90 units across the country participating with nearly 3,000 nsCC and nLCC cadets involved. 160 adult volunteers were trained to administer the program. the budget reduction impact: In 2013, the additional training of adults to administer the seaPerch program was suspended. Demand for further participation by additional cadets could not be met due to lack of funding support. TRAINING I love being a sea Cadet because it teaches me responsibility, respect and integrity. I also love the naval sea Cadet Corps because it gives me a chance to help veterans and appreciate the sacrifices that these brave men and women have made for this great country. the naval sea Cadet Corps is an outstanding young military program and I don’t know where I would be without it. Seaman Steve Schilling, NSCC, Sea Cadet International exchange Program The NSCC is a founding member of the International Sea Cadet Association. The merit-based program provides an opportunity for Sea Cadets to participate with the host nation’s Sea Cadets in seamanship and cultural training for up to two weeks. Unfortunately, our participation in the International exchange Program was suspended in 2013 due to funding limitations. AVIAtIon sIMULAtoR tRAInInG 12
  14. 14. My daughter has only been in the naval sea Cadet Corps for half a year. even in that short time, the growth in her confidence, discipline, respect and direction has been remarkable. My daughter loves her battalion and I am a very grateful parent! Eric Munhall, Sea Cadet parent CyberPatriot CyberPatriot is a youth outreach program of the Air Force Association under sponsorship by Northrop Grumman that trains youth in the practical applications of computer network defense within a competitive framework. Fortunately, CyberPatriot participation is at no additional cost to cadets. The competition has a tournament-style structure with a series of web-based competition rounds that culminate in the National Finals Competition in Washington, D.C. every March. For the 2013-2014 school year, we have 32 teams registered. Five sea Cadet teams have advanced to the semi-finals. 2013 training summary type of training # of Participants NSCC Recruit Training 2,450 NLCC Orientation 983 Advanced Training 2,426 total Cadets trained 5,859 Despite the impact of our funding shortfall, we are proud that our program continued to provide high-caliber training opportunities to our cadets. seAPeRCH tRIALs Knot-tYInG 13
  15. 15. WHeRe We stAnD 93% Program expenses G&A/Fundraising 4% Bid and Proposal 3% 64% training/ Federal Grant Revenue nLUs Contribution 14% other Income 2% Uniform Income 5% Membership Income 12% Royalty/Investment Income 2% CFC/other Donations 1% 2013 Financial overview Unaudited Revenue The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps received approximately 64% of its total revenue from training program fees and a federal grant. The organization also received around 14% of its revenue as an annual donation from the Navy League of the United States. About 12% of its revenue came from membership fees, and 5% came from uniform sales. The remainder is from royalty/investment income, donations and other income. expenses The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps spent approximately 93% of its total revenue on program expenses in direct support of cadet and volunteer training. Only about 4% of revenue was allocated toward general and administrative (G&A) needs as well as fundraising efforts. About 3% was utilized for bid and proposal efforts. Estimated using values as of 30 November 2013. nAVIGAtIon tRAInInG 14
  16. 16. In no other youth program have I experienced the profound moments of pride in the youth of our country as I have in the sea Cadet program. Ensign Karen vore, NSCC, Sea Cadet volunteer and parent scholarships The Naval Sea Cadet Corps scholarship program was established to provide financial assistance to deserving cadets who wished to further their education at the college level. Established in 1975, the scholarship program consists of a family of funds: the NSCC Scholarship Fund, the Navy League Stockholm Scholarship and the NSCC “named scholarship” program, designed to recognize an individual, corporation, organization or foundation. Since the inception of the scholarship program, over 290 scholarships have been awarded, totaling more than $500,000. The 2013 award recipients, amounts received, and their unit names are listed to the right. navy League of the United states stockholm scholarship Thomas R. Cornes $3,000 RADM Richard O’Kane Division CA Harry Lee & Rose Howell scholarships CPO Dean P. Williams $3,500 valor Division AL CPO Ryan C. Pellegrino $3,500 America Division vA CPO Svetlana Sergojan $3,500 Capitol Battalion OR PO1 Ariege C. Besson $3,500 Lexington Division CO LCDR H.e. Mooberry scholarship (Funded by national Capital Council, navy League of the United states) CPO Nicholas J. Ratinaud $2,500 Great Lakes Division MI CPO Andrew R. Falahee $2,500 Paul Revere Division CA PO2 Priyanka K. Bisarya $2,500 Gunfighter Squadron CA MIDN Carly M. Robinson $2,500 Liberty Division FL LCDR John Camp scholarship (Funded by the northern Virginia Council, navy League of the United states) CPO Amanda B. Haverkamp $2,000 Henry E. Mooberry Division DC Uss Bole (DD-755) in honor of Lt William G. Faris, Usn (Funded by the Jo Wardroom (1961 — 65) CPO Sarah A. Barnhart $2,000 Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) Division IN naval sea Cadet Corps scholarships CPO Karl E. Westgate $5,000 Gunfighter Squadron CA CPO Katherine A. Autore $2,000 Princeton Division CA CPO Ian S. Hart (Funded by CAPT Kathleen K. and CAPT Charles A. Farrell) $1,000 Top Hatters Squadron vA nsCC Board of Directors scholarships Kyle L. Schweitzer (In honor of Anna Ricco, funded by the Board of Directors and Mr. Nicholas Ricco) $1,500 Annapolis Division MD PO2 Michelle Nguyen (Funded by the Board of Directors and Mr. Alexander Gaston) $1,500 Crane Division IN san Diego Gas & electric CPO Julia M. Patsios $1,000 Massachusetts Bay Division MA ReCoGnItIon AVIAtIon tRAInInG 15
  17. 17. ReCoGnItIon RECOGNITION If it were not for the United states naval sea Cadet Corps, I would not have discovered the Coast Guard, which is far more than a job or career – it is a calling. CDR Holly Harrison, U.S. Coast Guard, Sea Cadet alumni Awards Individual Awards the nicholas Brango Award for Inspirational Leadership, officer of the Year To Wo Jennifer Weggen, nsCC, for inspirational leadership while serving as Commanding Officer of America Division, sponsored by the Richmond Council, NLUS, Richmond, virginia. the Judge R.t.s. Colby Award for excellence in training, nsCC Instructor of the Year To Instructor Robert Demchak, nsCC, for inspirational service, dedication and devotion while serving as the Commanding Officer of NCB 39 Battalion, sponsored by the Penobscot Council, NLUS, Madison, Maine. the Willis e. Reed Award for nsCC Cadet of the Year To Cadet CPo Ryan Pellegrino, nsCC, for excellence and achievement in all phases of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps training program and for academic achievement in high school studies, while serving in the America Division, sponsored by the Richmond Council, NLUS, Richmond, virginia. the Keith t. Weaver Award for nLCC Cadet of the Year To Cadet Po2 Adan Reischauer, nLCC, for excellence and achievement in all phases of the Navy League Cadet Corps training program, and in academic achievements while serving in the Central Iowa Division, sponsored by the Marshalltown Police Department, Marshalltown, Iowa. the nsCC Hall of Fame Award for noteworthy national Leadership To Charles t. Alaimo, for his noteworthy national leadership and service to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps for 48 years. the Fred D. Carl Regional Director of the Year Award To LCDR Hollie R. Brown, nsCC, for superior performance as Regional Director of Region 11-5, Pacific Southwest. the Bruce B. smith Regional Director’s Recruiter of the Year Award To LCDR Alan M. starr, nsCC, for superior recruiting and retention as Regional Director of Region 6-5, Southeast Region. the Chairman’s Medal The Chairman’s Medal is awarded for sustained superior performance while serving in a senior leadership role in support of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps’ National Program. This year the Chairman’s Medal is awarded to the following individuals: LCDR Kenneth Hall, nsCC CAPt Robert C. Hurd, Usn (Ret) LCDR Lee VanDerHulst, nsCC LCDR Luther L. Clyburn, nsCC sea Cadet trophy this recognition program was expanded in 2013 to include a member from both the U.s. House of Representatives and the U.s. senate as well as a senior sea service leader for their advocacy in support of a strong naval sea Cadet Corps. this year’s recipients were sen. James Inhofe (R-okla.), Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) and ADM Robert Papp, commandant of the Coast Guard. senAtoR InHoFe RePResentAtIVe BoRDALLo ADMIRAL PAPP 16
  18. 18. Being a sea Cadet has given me an opportunity to learn and lead that I would not have had anywhere else. It has helped me set goals, push myself, grow and meet some very wonderful people. Seaman Michael Laine, NSCC, Sea Cadet the naval sea Cadet program opens your eyes to the commitment and professionalism of the United states navy. Instructor Adrian vore, Sea Cadet volunteer and parent Unit Awards the John J. Bergen trophy recognizes the most outstanding nsCC unit in the nation. To the Centurion Battalion, commanded by LT James McClure, Jr., NSCC, and sponsored by the American Legion Post 112, Florida. the Morgan L. Fitch trophy recognizes the most outstanding navy League Cadet Corps training ship in the nation. To the training ship Reina Mercedes, commanded by LCDR Catherine Coble, NSCC, and sponsored by the Annapolis Council, NLUS, Maryland. the Halas trophy recognizes the most outstanding combined nsCC unit and nLCC training ship in the nation. To the Annapolis Division and training ship Reina Mercedes, commanded by LCDR John Moon and LCDR Catherine Coble, NSCC, and sponsored by the Annapolis Council, NLUS, Maryland. the navy League of Canada Challenge trophy recognizes the most improved nsCC unit finishing in the top ten nsCC units in the nation. To the Forrestal squadron, commanded by LT Dennis Diltz, Jr., NSCC, and sponsored by Dallas NLUS, Texas. the Anthony H. Murray, sr., seaman Award recognizes the naval sea Cadet unit that produces the most advancements to nsCC e-3. To the Central Iowa Division, commanded by LCDR Eric Goslinga, NSCC, and sponsored by the Marshalltown Police Department, Iowa. CADet oF tHe YeAR oFFICeR oF tHe YeAR 9/11 ReMeMBRAnCe eVent 17
  19. 19. ReCoGnItIon Cadet successes Promotion to Chief Petty officer and Petty officer First Class There were 121 Sea Cadets advanced to the Corps’ highest rate of Chief Petty Officer (CPO) during 2013. These fine young men and women from across the country completed an average of 65 days of fundamental and advanced training with Navy and Coast Guard units nationwide. Additionally each passed the same Non- Resident Career Course required of active duty Sailors competing for advancement. In 2013, we also advanced 152 cadets to Petty Officer First Class. These cadets will be eligible for promotion to CPO in 2014. The large number of cadets advanced to Chief Petty Officer and Petty Officer First Class bodes well for the NSCC, as it indicates successful retention among cadets. 18
  20. 20. In APPReCIAtIon Volunteer thanks In 2013, more than 960 of our volunteers have served as escort officers in support of our training program. More than 624 of our adult members have completed the Officer Professional Development course ensuring a high-level of skill as command officers in NSCC. These numbers only begin to highlight the level of commitment that our volunteers exhibit to our cadets and to our program. As the backbone of our training program, our volunteers work tirelessly as local unit leaders and as escort officers for our various training activities. This year we thank our volunteer contingent who have sacrificed and readily given up weekends, summer and holiday vacations, and their hard-earned free-time to support the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps succeeds because of its volunteers and we cannot fully express the extent of our gratitude or the long-lasting impact of their efforts. supporter thanks The U.S Naval Sea Cadet Corps wishes to express our appreciation for the generous support of the corporate, memorial, individual and special friend contributors listed on this page. We are grateful for your support of our program. Foundation Contributions: Naval Sea Cadet Foundation, Inc. Individual Contributors: Charles and Kathleen Farrell Combined Federal Campaign donors Judge Robert T.S. Colby Members of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps Members of the Navy League of the United States Morgan and Helen Fitch NSCC Board of Directors NSCC/NLCC Unit sponsors Timothy J. Kruse Timothy O. Fanning United Way donors USS Atlanta Reunion Association USS John A Bole JO Wardroom, 1961-1965 Corporate Contributors: National Capital Council, NLUS Navy League of the United States Northern virginia Council, NLUS U.s. naval sea Cadet Corps extends a heartfelt “thank you” to these special friends: Air Force Association Association for Unmanned vehicle Systems International Association of the United States Navy Grayfox Foundation Marine Navigation and Training Association National Guard of the United States Noble Odyssey Foundation U.S. Air Force / U.S. Air Force Reserve U.S. Air National Guard U.S. Army / U.S. Army Reserve U.S. Coast Guard / U.S. Coast Guard Reserve U.S. Marine Corps / U.S. Marine Corps Reserve U.S. Navy / U.S. Navy Reserve 19
  21. 21. The vision for the Naval Sea Cadet Corps grew out of conversations between Morgan and Admiral Arleigh Burke about the need for a consolidated Navy youth program. The first company of cadets was formed in 1959 and was comprised of 78 young men from around the country. Morgan’s support of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps did not end at its inception, but grew even more comprehensive with time. Because of his extensive background and knowledge of the ways of the nation’s capital, the Navy and the business world, Morgan was an incredible advocate for the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Under his leadership, the Sea Cadet program was federally chartered in September of 1962 as a non-profit civilian organization. In addition to using his legal expertise to ensure that NSCC had financial and legal legitimacy, Morgan worked with others to establish the program’s original training plan and Cadet Regulations. He served as the first Naval Sea Cadet Corps Chairman from 1962 until 1965. In 2004, Morgan and his wife, Helen, helped to form the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Foundation in order to ensure that the program would continue to thrive. In 2007, Morgan was presented with the Lone Sailor award, which is an honor awarded to sea service veterans who embody the U.S. Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment in their work in the civilian sector. Morgan will be remembered by all who knew him as a man of action who was always working to create opportunities for the youth of America. His life of service impacted many. Morgan’s generosity and devotion have shaped the Naval Sea Cadet Corps from its beginnings of 78 young men to over 9,000 young men and women today. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps will continue to honor his memory by providing dedicated support and opportunities to the cadets that Morgan cared about so deeply. His vision and commitment have bettered the youth of our Naval Sea Cadet Corps, our Navy and our nation. Fair winds and following seas, Morgan. What a difference one life makes! tribute to Morgan L. Fitch, Jr. november 21, 1922 — november 18, 2013 WHeRe We’Re HeADeD A Glimpse into 2014 some of the exciting things we have planned for 2014 include: GOING FORWARD Planning We will further refine our organizational objectives and establish relevant metrics that will help us to measure our future successes. Communicating & Rebranding We are building a strategic communications roadmap that will help to focus our engagement efforts under a consistent message. In addition to our updated logo and slogan, we are working hard on the re-branding of NSCC across our spectrum of communication products and messaging, to include the roll-out of our updated www.seacadets.org website. training We want to continue to subsidize the cost of our training events in an effort to alleviate program costs to each cadet. It is important to us that our program is financially accessible to everyone. Growing One of our goals for 2014 is to reach more people than ever before regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socio- economic or geographic background. We will be making an increased effort to promote a culture of inclusion across our diverse cadet corps. 20
  22. 22. oRGAnIZAtIonAL stRUCtURe A National Board of Directors establishes program policy and guidance for the administration and operation of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. The National Chairman of the NSCC is a National Officer of the Navy League of the United States and serves on its Steering Committee. The National President of the NSCC serves as the vice Chairman of the NSCC Board of Directors and assists the National Chairman in overseeing the functions of the NSCC and NLCC. Day-to-day administration of the program is accomplished by a full- time Executive Director and a small staff in Arlington, virginia. These professionals work with volunteer Regional Directors, unit commanding officers and local sponsors. They also collaborate with Navy League councils and other civic and patriotic organizations. nsCC Headquarters staff executive Director CAPT James E. Monahan, USN (Ret) Deputy Director CAPT Henry J. Nyland, USN (Ret) Director of strategic outreach Katelyn McIlvaine Financial Manager Fai Blakley, CPA training/ Inspections/ Database 1SG Stephen K. Bunting, USA (Ret) office Administrator/ Finance Evelyn v. Tadle Administration/ Uniforms/ Accident & Liability Insurance LCDR vinson Nash, NSCC Registration/ Reports veronica Morales Administration/ Unit Records Barbara J. Donnelly nHq Representatives CAPT R.B. Baker, USN (Ret) CAPT Bruce Bruni, USCG (Ret) CAPT Charles Farrell, USN (Ret) CAPT Stan J. Mack, USN (Ret) CAPT D.A. Rannells, USN (Ret) CAPT William Radomski, USN (Ret) nsCC Board of Directors Chairman Warren H. Savage, Jr. President John D. Stegman Vice Presidents John W. Alger Keith A. Larson Directors Charles T. Alaimo Al J. Bernard Fred Byus W. L. “Babe” Crouch Patricia Du Mont Timothy Flatley Robin L. Graf William C. Griggs Shirley A. Hill Lorraine D. Hughey William R. Keller Thomas O. Klomps James S. Lukasiewicz Timothy D. Moon vincent W. Patton, III James T. Sketchley Peter J. Soler Jackson C. Stevens John G. Sutter Roycealee Wood Gar Wright Ronney A. Wright Director emeritus Stanley E. Ellexson, Jr. Alexander Gaston Gerald H. Moeller Nicholas D. Ricco Judge Advocate Judge Robert T. S. Colby nsCC Advisory Council Randy W. Hollstein, Chairman Raymond R. Couture James H. Erlinger Timothy O. Fanning Harold W. Learson Lawrence P. Lynott BoARD oF DIReCtoRs nHq stAFF nHq RePResentAtIVes 21
  23. 23. www.seacadets.org www.facebook.com/usnscc 10185 U.s. nAVAL seA CADet CoRPs 2013 AnnUAL RePoRt 2300 Wilson Boulevard, suite 200 Arlington, Virginia 22201-5435 office: (703) 243-6910 Fax: (703) 243-3985 email: pao@seacadets.org