USNSCC Core Values

USNSCC Core Values

The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps core values mirror those promoted by the maritime services and reflect both the mission and vision of the U.S. Naval sea Cadet Corps. They have been selected because they represent the values expected of youth leaders as they leave high school and pursue futures in academics, the workforce, or military service. The USNSCC core values are Honor, Respect, Commitment, and Service.


We always conduct ourselves in the highest ethical manner. We are honest and truthful. We abide by an uncompromising code of integrity. We hold ourselves accountable. We take responsibility for our actions. We keep our word.


We treat all people with dignity, fairness, and compassion. We believe in the power of diversity. We foster and inclusive culture within the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. We instill trust and respect within the chain of command, both as followers and leaders.


We prioritize the safety, and care for the professional, personal, and spiritual well-being of our fellow cadets and volunteers. We seek to operate as a team to improve the quality of our work, our people, and ourselves. We pursue positive change and constant improvement of ourselves, our shipmates, and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.


We place the priorities of our country, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Merchant Marines, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, and our shipmates above our own. we strive to be our best by building moral courage, instilling trust, and inspiring hope in those we serve and those with whom we serve.