Fort Lauderdale
Sea Cadets

NSCC Training Basics











NWU Correct Wear - The Shirt/Blouse worn outside the waistband of the NWU trousers. Sleeves will be rolled in accordance with Section 2102.11, when directed. NSCC Cadet Flash is attached to the Right Breast Pocket on the NWU - Crow facing Inward (Left). Name Tapes will be NWU type with Last Name above the right breast pocket and the USNSCC Tape attached above the left breast pocket. Navy Blue T-Shirt, Black Socks, and Black Belt with Silver Buckle.


BDU Correct Wear - The camouflage utility coat/shirt is to be worn outside the waistband of the camouflage utility trousers. Sleeves will be rolled in accordance with Section 2102.11, when directed. NSCC Olive Drab Shoulder Flashes on both Shoulders - Crow facing forward. Name Tapes will be Olive Drab type with Last Name above the right breast pocket and the USNSCC Tape attached above the left breast pocket. Brown T-Shirt, Black Socks, and Black Belt with Black Buckle.

Advancement within the USNSCC Corps of Cadets
One of the most rewarding experiences for a cadet is advancement. Advancement is recognition of personal achievement, accomplishment, and their dedication to the corps. Advancement is not taken lightly as it is something that is hard earned. With each promotion come new opportunities and new responsibilities. Advancement within the Corps is an integral part of learning to become a leader.
Rate Time in Rate Courses Completed Time in Rank Exam Required Training Required
Recruit (E-1) Automatic upon joining N/A N/A No N/A
Seaman Apprentice (E-2) 6 months BMR Completion of Boot Camp and Completion of BMR - Basic Military Requirements No Boot Camp
Airman Apprentice (E-2)
Corpsman Apprentice (E-2)
Fireman Apprentice (E-2)
Seaman (E-3) 6 months Seaman 6 months from finishing BMR No 10 Days (5 Consecutive)
Airman (E-3) Airman
Corpsman (E-3) Corpsman
Fireman (E-3) Fireman
Petty Officer Third Class (E-4) 6 months from last advancement Petty Officer Third/Second Class Course 6 months from last advancement (minimum) Yes, PO-3 Exam 10 Days (5 Consecutive)
Petty Officer Second Class (E-5) 6 months from last advancement   6 months from last advancement (minimum) Yes, PO-2 Exam 10 Days (5 Consecutive)
Petty Officer First Class (E-6) 6 months from last advancement Petty Officer First Class Course 6 months from last advancement (minimum) Yes, PO-1 Exam 10 Days (5 Consecutive)
Chief Petty Officer (E-7) 6 months from last advancement/CO Discretion Chief Petty Officer Course 6 months from last advancement (minimum) No 10 Days (5 Consecutive)




Boot and Shoe Shine

 

The quality of a soldier is often measured by how much time, effort and care he/she expends their boots. Here's how to apply that high-gloss spit shine:

 

Here's How:

  1. Spread a medium-thick layer of paste polish over the portion of the boot to be spit shined.
  2. Allow it to dry for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Wrap a soft, clean cloth around your index finger so that it is smooth (no wrinkles). Alternately, you can use a cotton ball. Dip your finger or the cotton ball into a container of water. The cloth/cotton should be wet, but not dripping.
  4. Buff the dried polish (using a circular motion) with the wet cloth/cotton ball, until the wax starts to become shiney.
  5. Still using the damp rag on your finger, apply a fine layer of polish in a circular motion and keep on rubbing lightly until a hazy shine develops.
  6. Using the (now) damp cloth, or cotton ball, keep applying THIN coats of wax, buffing them with a small circular motion.
  7. When the boot is highly glossed, use a clean dry soft cloth or a shining brush to give it a final buff.

Tips:

  1. The reason to use a wet cloth is to stop the fine coats of polish sticking to the cloth and to encourage the polish to stick to the leather.
  2. You want to keep on building up thin layers of wax until you have a completely smooth surface that gives the glossy shine.
  3. After the first heavy coat of polish you must use small amounts of polish to build up the shine. If you use too much polish, it will dissolve the base you have already built up.
  4. T-shirts work well for the cloth material, as do cloth diapers.

What You Need:

  • Shoe Polish
  • Cloth
  • Water