1st Virginia Battalion

U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps

If you are interested in joining, or wish to learn more, please fill out an information request form by,

The Cadet's are for American youth ages 10-17 who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia. The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism,courage, and self reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs.

Membership in the Sea Cadets allows our young people to sample military life with no obligation to join any branch of the armed forces. Should cadets decide to enlist in the Navy or Coast Guard, their training may allow them to enter at an advanced pay grade and entitle them to scholarships to any college in the country and a full scholarships to military academies around the country.  The Naval Sea Cadet Corps affords equal opportunity for participation to all young Americans regardless of race, color, religion or gender.

A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC due to a medical disability because this unit is fully compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.


Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth.
NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.

The 1st Virginia Battalion

We are a non-profit organization that operates in cooperation with the Department of the Navy, to introduce youth between the ages of 11 and 17 to Naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs.


Our only means of financial support is through donations from local businesses and individuals. All of our adult staff members are retired military and civilian volunteers.

To make a donation, please make checks payable to "fVAbn USNSCC” and mail to:

LTJG Richard L. Robb
PO Box 371

Max Meadows, VA 24360





Who are the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets?

You are invited to join us for a free weekend the next time we drill!   Why not check us out before making a decision, there is no commitment and no pressure to join!  Contact us today to find out when our next weekend is by emailing us at information@fvabn.com.

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Drill Location: Mountain Empire Airport, 8223 Lee Highway, Rural Retreat, VA 24368