Naval Sea Cadet Corps Forrestal Squadron
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is a U.S. Navy-based youth organization that serves to teach persons 13 to 17 years old about the sea-going military services, community service, citizenship, and an understanding of discipline and teamwork.
The NSCC was founded in 1958 by the Navy League of the United States at the request of the Department of the Navy and was chartered under Title 36 of the United States Code in 1962 as a non-profit youth organization with an emphasis towards the sea-going services of the United States. The law was amended in 1974 to allow female participation in the USNSCC.
As the oldest unit in Texas and the second oldest in the United States, the Forrestal Squadron was chartered in 1962 and makes it home at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth. Actively recruiting motivated and goal oriented young men and women from the general North Texas area to join its ranks, the unit is very selective in choosing new members and enrollment in the program has shown a steady increase in the past few years. Officers in the unit work hard to develop unique training opportunities to maximize individual potential and career growth.
While most of the USNSCC’s funding comes from the enrollment fees of its cadets and officers, the Dallas Council provides the Forrestal Squadron with financial support, uniform assistance, volunteers and other appropriations.