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United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps

    Cadet Handbook

    Portland Division

Issued to Cadet __________________________________

    PROPERTY OF PORTLAND DIVISION, USNSCC PUBLICATION DATE: 14JANUARY2008

    U.S. NAVY LEAGUE AND U.S. NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS

    Portland Division

    ? Portland Division Sea Cadets

    Web Site: http://portlandseacadets.org

    Sponsored by Portland Oregon Council Navy League

    Web Site: http://portland.nlus.us

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 1 Chapter 6 25

    Welcome Aboard 1 Military Drill and Ceremony 25 Our Sponsor 2 Basics of Marching and Drill 25 Our Namesake 3 Position of Attention 32 Chapter 2 5 Salutes 33 Our Navy Heritage 5 Hand Salute 33 The History of Sea Cadets 5 Exchange of Salutes 33 The History of the Portland Division 6 Marching 35 The Navy Core Values 6 Right (Left) Face 35 The Sea Cadet Oath 7 About Face 35 The Sailor’s Creed 7 Eyes Right (Left) and Ready Front. 35 The Eleven General Orders 7 To the Rear March 36 Chapter 3 10 Forward March & Halt 36

    Chapter 7 37 Cadet Training 10

    Uniforms 37 Training & Advancement 11

    Nametapes and Flashes 37 Correspondence Courses 11

    Sea Cadet/Leaguer Rank and Insignia 38 Boot Camp 12

    Advanced Summer Training 12 Navy Enlisted Rank Insignia 38 Chapter 4 15 Navy Warrant Officer Rank Insignia 40 Chain of Command 15 Description of Uniforms 41 Chapter 5 16 Care and Maintenance of Uniforms 42 Sea Cadet Regulations 16 How to Spit-Shine Shoes 43

     Conduct 17

    Personal Grooming 17

    Grooming Standards 18

    SECTION 1: GENERAL INFORMATION 18

    SECTION 2: SMARTNESS 18

    2202 - Personal Appearance 19

    Sexual Harassment Policy 235

PORTLAND DIVISION CADET HANDBOOK

PORTLAND DIVISION CADET HANDBOOK

    Chapter

    Welcome Aboard

    A message from the Commanding Officer

    elcome aboard, new recruit! As the Commanding Officer of the Portland

    Division, I would like to extend my hand in friendship and usher you into the

    W ranks of the finest Sea Cadet unit on the West Coast!

    The Naval Sea Cadet Corps has a long and distinguished history, and has allowed

    thousands of American youth to experience the adventure and excitement of the Navy

    life, while still at a young age. As a former Sea Cadet, I can attest to the sense of wonder

    and awe that filled me when I went aboard my first “haze-gray” navy warship, many years

    ago. The Sea Cadet Corps was for me a great adventure, and in my case, it led me to a

    twenty-two year naval career.

    But I won’t kid you – it will be tough! You are expected to be mature, professional and serious. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t have fun, as well. Your hard work will be

    rewarded with the opportunity to do things that most kids just think about; riding navy

    ships, working on an aircraft flight line, learning to scuba dive, even attending SEAL

    Team training, and many, many others, are options that are available to you, the Naval

    Sea Cadet.

    The Portland Division of the Sea Cadets was established in April of 2006, formed from

    the Blueback Battalion, which was in turn formed from the Cogswell Division. A Sea

    Cadet unit is named at the discretion of the sponsor, which in our case is the Portland

    Council of the Navy League of the United States. Our sponsor provides us with the

    resources and finances to support our goals and objectives.

    Once again, I want to welcome you aboard the Portland Division. I know your tour will

    not only be exciting and fun but the adventure of a lifetime!

    Lieutenant (JG) Paul Lusk

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Our Sponsor

    Individual Councils of the Navy League of the United States sponsor most Sea Cadet units.

    The Navy League is a nonprofit organization of U.S. citizens whose objectives are to support the U.S. sea services and assist young Americans. Sea Cadets are instructed by Navy and Coast Guard personnel (active. reserve and retired), and by, other adult leaders willing to devote their time and knowledge. Adult leadership comes from the NSCC Officer Corps, and from the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps.

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    Our Namesake

    There have been two ships bearing the name USS Portland.

    The first USS Portland (CA-33), a heavy cruiser, was

    commissioned in 1933 and operated extensively in CA 33 Portland (AKA Sweet Pea) the Pacific

    Theater

    during WW II. After the Pearl Harbor attack,

    which sank or disabled the battle fleet stationed

    there, the Portland with its nine 8-inch guns

    was the largest gunship in the region until late

    1942. Although often outgunned by the

    Japanese fleet and severely damaged by a

    torpedo in the Battle of Guadalcanal, she

    participated in almost every major naval

    engagement and survived the war. While Figure 1 Operating in the Pacific Theater, she participated in operating in the Pacific Theater, Portland almost every major naval engagement and survived the war. was credited with sinking two destroyers,

    shooting down more than a dozen airplanes and assisting in the sinking of three

    battleships. She was also responsible for the sinking of a Japanese submarine. Portland

    was heavily damaged in a hurricane in the North Atlantic, while transporting American

    troops home from Europe after the end of the war. She made it home, but the damage

    to her hull was so severe that she was deemed un-seaworthy, and subsequently scrapped.

    LSD 37 Portland The second USS Portland was a Dock Landing Ship, or LSD. It

    primarily conducted amphibious operations in support of our

    National Military Strategy. An Amphibious operation is an attack

    launched from the sea by naval and landing forces, embarked in ships or

    craft involving a landing on a hostile or

    potentially hostile shore. Together, the Navy

    and Marine Corps Team help promote peace

    and stability, provide a forward military presence

    and are ready to conduct rapid and sustained

    combat operations on a global scale.

     Figure 2 An active participant in Operation Desert Storm, this amphibious landing ship helped to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi occupation in 1991. The Portland was an active participant in

    Operation Desert Storm in 1990-91,

    helping to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi

    occupation. She was decommissioned

    in 2003, and was subsequently sunk as

    a target during naval exercises.

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    Chapter

    Our Navy Heritage

    The History of Sea Cadets

    The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a youth program for young Americans, male and female, ages 13 through 17 whose objectives are to develop an interest and skill in basic seamanship and in its naval adaptations, to train them in seagoing skills and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues, as well as to learn about Navy SEALs and other naval organizations. Sea Cadets train aboard Navy and Coast Guard ships and shore activities. They are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with Sea Cadet Corps insignia; however they are a non-profit organization and are not affiliated with the Department of Navy. There are some 250 units in operation in almost every state in the union and Puerto Rico, with over 5,000 young Americans participating. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps affords equal opportunity for participation to all American youth without regard to race, color, religion or sex. The payback for this training occurs when Sea Cadets elect to join the nation’s seagoing services. In 2001, 513 Sea Cadets elected to enter the armed forces, including 54 who enlisted in the Coast Guard, and seven who entered the Coast Guard Academy. In 1958, the Department of the Navy and the Navy League, formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (ages 14-17) and Navy League Cadet Corps (ages 10-13). Congress later chartered the organization as a civilian youth training program for young people ages 13 to 17. The Navy League later established the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) for children ages 11 to 13. These programs help young Americans become more patriotic and responsible citizens. It also helps them understand the maritime services’ role in national defense and our economy.

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    The History of the Portland Division

    The Portland Division came into existence on April 12, 2006, when the Portland Council

    of the Naval League of the United States became the official sponsor of our Sea Cadet

    unit, formerly known as the Blueback Battalion. In keeping with the tradition for Sea

    Cadet units to be named by their sponsor, who in turn usually bestow a navy or nautical

    moniker to their adopted unit, we became the Portland Division.

    Previously, the Blueback Council of the Navy League of the United States sponsored the

    Blueback Battalion. Earlier in our history, we were known as the Cogswell Division, and

    many years before that, as the Enterprise Division.

    The Navy Core Values

    U.S. Naval customs and traditions have developed and evolved since 1776 when the

    Continental Congress authorized the creation of the Continental Navy. Naval customs

    and traditions help keep discipline and order in a military organization. Many of the

    customs include acts or expressions of respect such as the hand salute or considerations

    of the three core values of the U.S. Navy.

    HONOR - "I will bear true faith and allegiance..." Accordingly, we will conduct

    ourselves in the highest ethical manner in all relationships with peers, superiors and

    subordinates. We will be honest and truthful in our dealings with each other and with

    those outside the Navy. Illegal or improper behavior will not be tolerated. We are

    accountable for our professional and personal behavior.

    COURAGE - "I will support and defend..." Accordingly, we will have courage to meet

    the demands of our profession and the mission when it is demanding, or otherwise

    difficult. Courage is the value that gives us the moral and mental strength to do what is

    right, even in the face of personal or professional adversity.

    COMMITMENT - "I will obey the orders..." Accordingly, we will demand respect

    up and down the chain of command. We will care for the safety, professional, personal

    and spiritual well being of our people. And we will show respect toward all people

    without regard to race, religion, or gender...

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