The Col. William B. Travis Division of the U. S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps was established in 1987 by Greater Austin Council of the Navy League of the Untied States. We serve the core mission of the Navy League Sea Cadet program:
“…through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy, to encourage and aid American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues.”
Our group has several programs for boys and girls ages 10 -18 and adults. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is an organization for boys and girls ages 13-18 and its sister organization the Navy League Cadet Corps for boys and girls ages 10-13
The unit is structured along military lines and is headed by Commanding Officer LCDR Cynthia Banks, NSCC. Cadets meet or “drill” monthly throughout the year is headquartered at Fort Hood.
Please join us Saturday November 1st from 5-8PM (17:00 – 20:00) at the Whataburger on 2509 Trimmier Road for our fund raising event.
U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Sea Cadet organizations exist in most of the maritime nations of the world. Recognizing the value of these organizations in educating youth in maritime matters, the Department of the Navy requested the Navy League of the United States to establish a similar program for American youth. The Navy League agreed to do so and formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in 1958. Recognizing the importance and benefits of the NSCC, Congress on September 10, 1962 federally incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps under Public Law 87-655 (36 USC 1541).
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a civilian non-profit committed to provide American youth with a drug and alcohol free environment to foster their leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training and guide them to becoming mature young adults.
The NSCC has formed partnerships with organizations such as the Foundation for Teaching Economics and the Flying Midshipman Association to offer cadets broader opportunities in areas of leadership and aviation. The NSCC also took an active part in the creation of the International Sea Cadet Association (ISCA). The ISCA is an association of Sea Cadet Corps’ from around the world, whose main objective is to facilitate exchanges of cadets between member countries.