Central Maryland Corsairs Squadron
We are part of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps which is a nonprofit, nautically oriented, youth training and education organization dedicated to developing the principles of patriotism, good citizenship, self-confidence and to instill in young people a sense of duty, discipline and respect for self and others. Training is year round with a concentrated program during the summer months. After completion of a two-week Recruit Training camp a variety of opportunities are available including Airman training, FAA Ground School and shipboard training. Also, available are Submarine seminars, medical training, Leadership, Seabee, Music and SEAL training to name a few. The Central Maryland Corsairs Squadron was formed 1 October 1987 in Bethesda, MD as the Central Maryland Division. In 1994, the unit moved to the Naval Air Facility on Andrews Air Force Base, officially changing it’s name to the Central Maryland Corsairs Squadron. Following September 11, the Squadron, like many other NSCC units, temporarily lost its home on base. For several months, the Corsairs drilled at American Legion Post 259 in Clinton, MD before finally returning to NAF in January 2002. Since 1994, the Corsairs have promoted 11 cadets to the rank Chief Petty Officer, had one cadet selected as the National Sea Cadet of the Year, and sent 3 cadets on foreign exchanges around the world. Many former Corsairs have gone on to serve their country in various branches of the military following their time as Sea Cadets.