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 Tallahassee Sea Cadets



Cover. The NSCC Mini Left Side Flash will be worn by Officers, Midshipmen, Instructors and NSCC Cadets. The NLCC Mini Flash will be worn by NLCC Cadets. Please note that rank insignia is NOT worn on the BDU eight point cover.

Name tape will have the sides folded under, to match the width of the pocket and sewn directly over the right breast pocket.

USNSCC/USLSCC Tape will have the sides folded under, to match the width of the pocket and sewn directly over the left breast pocket.

See the picture below


BDU Should patches are centered on the outer face of both sleeves, with the top edge of the patch 1 inch below the shoulder seam. (NLCC patch is only worn on the right sleeve) The Eagle faces in toward the chest.




1) Name Strip. The appropriate name strip will be worn centered (with the sides of the tape folded under to match the width of the pocket) over the right rear pocket. Gold for Officers, Midshipmen, Instructors, and Chief Petty Officers. Silver for NSCC Cadets PO1 and below, and NLCC Cadets SLPO and below.

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Trouser legs will be bloused to boot tops with blousing bands (not tucked), to present a neat appearance.

Video on how to use the blousing bands


Belt. Officers, Midshipmen, Instructors, and Chief Petty Officers, will wear a khaki web belt with gold tip and buckle. NSCC Cadets PO1 and below and NLCC cadets SLPO and below will wear a black belt with silver tip and buckle.



BDUs will be worn with a smooth leather black boot with 8 inch or 9 inch upper. Trouser legs will be bloused to boot tops with blousing bands (not tucked), to present a neat appearance.


Video on how to use the blousing bands

One-Mile Run

runningObjective – Fastest time in minutes and seconds to cover one-mile distance.

Equipment – Track or safe area marked to equal distance of one mile. Stopwatch.

Starting Position – Cadets assume standing “ready” position at the start of course. More than one cadet at a time can be tested if area permits and an adequate timing and recording system is used.
Continue reading “One-Mile Run”

Push -ups

pushupsObjective: To measure upper body strength/endurance by maximum number of push-ups completed.

Testing: The cadet lies face down on the mat in push-up position with hands under shoulders, fingers straight and legs straight. parallel, with the toes supporting the feet. The cadet straightens the arms, keeping the back and knees straight, then lowers the body until there is a 90-degree angle at the elbows. with the upper arms parallel to the floor. A partner holds his/her hands at the point of the so-degree angle so that the cadet being tested goes down only until his/her shoulders touch the partner’s hands, then back up. Push-ups are continued until the cadet can do no more in rhythm, has reached the target number, or stops.

Scoring : Record only those push-ups done with proper form and rhythm

Rationale: The right angle push-ups are recommended for upper body strength; endurance testing because the cadet’s body weight has less effect than it does on pull-ups. Right angle push-ups provide a better indicator of the range of strength/endurance found in youth. whereas many are unable to do any pull-ups.

Pull-ups remain an option for those cadets at higher levels of strength/endurance.


Dress White Uniforms

Patches on the dress white jumper, go on the sleeves. The US Naval Sea Cadet patch goes on the top, 1 inch from the crease. The head of the eagle points in toward the chest.

The Rank is sewn on 1/8 of an inch below the Sea Cadet patch on the right sleeve.

Unit patch is sewn on 1/2 of an inch below the Sea Cadet patch on the left sleeve Continue reading “Dress White Uniforms”

Polishing Boots/Shoes

Here’s how to apply that high-gloss spit shine:

  1. Spread a medium-thick layer of paste polish over the portion of the boot to be spit shined.
  2. Allow it to dry for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Wrap a soft, clean cloth (a T-shirt that you will never wear again will work) around your index finger so that it is smooth (no wrinkles). . Dip your finger into a container of water. The cloth should be wet, but not dripping.
  4. Buff the dried polish (using a circular motion) with the wet cloth, until the wax starts to become shiny.
  5. Still using the damp rag on your finger, apply a fine layer of polish in a circular motion and keep on rubbing lightly until a hazy shine develops.
  6. Using the (now) damp cloth, keep applying THIN coats of wax, buffing them with a small circular motion.
  7. When the boot is highly glossed, use a clean dry soft cloth or a shining brush to give it a final buff.


  1. The reason to use a wet cloth is to stop the fine coats of polish sticking to the cloth and to encourage the polish to stick to the leather.
  2. You want to keep on building up thin layers of wax until you have a completely smooth surface that gives the glossy shine.
  3. After the first heavy coat of polish you must use small amounts of polish to build up the shine. If you use too much polish, it will dissolve the base you have already built up.
  4. T-shirts work well for the cloth material, as do cloth diapers.

What You Need:

  • Shoe Polish (for best results, use Kiwi Parade Gloss)
  • Cloth
  • Water