F.D. Roosevelt Squadron was formed 15 AUG 1961. She was commissioned less than a month later on 01 SEPT 1961, NSCC Commissioning Warrant #6-3-295, Unit Code 062FDR making it the first commissioned unit in the nation. More than 1000 cadets have served in F.D. Roosevelt over the last 56 years, many going on to serve as decorated members of the Navy and other services while others took the lasting lessons of leadership to the private sector as civilian leaders.
The unit includes units from both USNSCC cadet programs - the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) for youth ages 10-13 - Training Ship Roosevelt Squadron, and the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) for youth ages 13- 17 - FD Roosevelt Squadron. The two units drill together under one command structure.