The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is a non-profit youth program for Americans ages 11 through 17. USNSCC is comprised of two programs. The NSCC program is for young people ages 13 through 17. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior program the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), for young people ages 11 through 13. They have more than 380 units in 48 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. The Corps provides compelling, life-changing programs that instill the values of teamwork, discipline, camaraderie and service through a passionate all-volunteer force and partnerships with the nation’s armed forces.
The San Diego SAR Chapter annually presents SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medals and Outstanding Citizenship lapel pins, plus certificates, to cadets in several of the USNSCC units in San Diego County, including the Gunfighter Squadron at MCAS Miramar, the Challenger Division, the Fort Fisher unit, and the Coronado Battalion. Individual Chapter members are requested to attend the unit’s annual awards program to make the presentation. Some award programs are daytime event with a BBQ luncheon while others are evening programs with a plated dinner.
The SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal recognizes persons whose achievements are noteworthy in their school, community or state. This medal is authorized for presentation to the US Navy Sea Cadet Corps, to an Outstanding Cadet nominated by his/her Commanding Officer. The award is in recognition of the Cadet’s Leadership, Military Bearing, and Excellence of Character, Scholarship, and Citizenship.
The Outstanding Citizenship Award Lapel Pin is a portrait of a Minuteman with the Sons of the American Revolution encircling the upper half and Outstanding Citizenship Award encircling the lower half. The lapel pin may be presented by a chapter, state society or the National Society to deserving students in recognition of high ideals of character and citizenship.