Sea Cadets provide military training and social activities comprised of everyday young people who have an interest in seamanship, the military or other sea going careers. Cadet applicants must be drug-free, gang-free, alcohol-free and able to participate in activities.
San Joaquin County Division and Training Ship Seawolf Cadets train at Sharpe Army Depot. Cadets are taught responsibility, teamwork, discipline, patriotism, work ethics and customs and courtesies in a motivational and educational environment.
Cadets wear traditional Navy uniforms and can participate in a multitude of advanced training programs. Cadets are trained along military lines, but have no obligation to follow a career in the service. For those Cadets who decide to enlist in the service (Navy or Coast Guard or Marine Corps), prior Sea Cadet training may permit entry at an advanced pay grade. Cadets advance in rank and grade very similar to the military system, and some record information available with military enlistment.
For the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S., ages 13 to 17 years, full-time student with 2.0 GPA ("C"), and no felony convictions.
For the Navy League Cadet Corps, must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S., ages 11 to 13 years, full-time student with 2.0 GPA ("C"), and no felony convictions.
The program center is located at Sharpe Depot/DDJC San Joaquin, 700 East Roth Road Building 404, French Camp, 95231.