We are a federally chartered non-profit
civilian youth training organization, for young people ages 11 through 17. We
are sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by the U.S.
Navy and Coast Guard.
"To encourage and aid American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills,
and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues…”
The goals of our program are to:
an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills.
principles of good citizenship and strong moral principles.
the value of an alcohol-, drug- and gang-free lifestyle.
cadets to the prestige of a military career.
1. Training Ship Kearsarge – our
junior program, ages 10 through 13. This program introduces
cadets to naval life through instruction in basic seamanship and leadership
2.Grey Ghost Division– our senior
program, ages 14 through 17. This program exposes
cadets to the full rigors of a military training program.
Commanding Offcier: HMC(FMF/EXW) John Aquino, USN, Ret.