New Cadet Enrollment General Information

Next New Cadet Info Sessions:
Session 1: Tuesday, August 9 @ 6:30 pm
Session 2: Saturday, August 13 @ 10:00 am

PLEASE FILL OUT NEW CADET INTEREST FORM TO BE CONTACTED ABOUT JOINING. If you have already filled out a form earlier --  please just include the cadet first and last name and RSVP to the session you will be attending.
 

FD Roosevelt Squadron holds approximately 4 new cadet enrollment periods per year -- August (Summer Join-up), October (Fall Join-up), January (Winter Join-up) and April (Spring Join-up). Our enrollment process consists of attending an Info & Enrollment Session where parents and cadets learn about the program and all of the opportunities and obligations. At the session, new cadets can complete their application and get fitted for uniforms. 

At their first drill, the new cadet will attend onboarding sessions for the day and get to meet the cadets in the unit. They are issued their uniforms and then at the end of the day, are assigned to their respective squads.  During onboarding, the cadets can ask questions, learn basic military courtesies, essential drill/parade moves, get fitted for uniforms, and learn other fundamental information about the Sea Cadets to help them join the regular unit with confidence.

To join, a prospective cadet must have attended an Info Session and have all indicated application and supplemental paperwork completed and have paid their enrollment fee. Initial enrollment is $200, which includes uniforms, seabag, name tapes, patches, ribbons and other equipment. Thereafter, the annual renewal fee is $90.  On occasion, the unit may travel to camp grounds, bases, museums and other locations and that drill may incur nominal special fees.  

If for some reason, you cannot attend any of the Info & Enrollment Sessions, please contact our Recruiting Officer at RO.062fdr@seacadets.org.

LTJG Margaret Dees, NSCC

Recruiting & Enrollment Officer

FD Roosevelt Squadron, Region 062

NAS Jacksonville

RO.062fdr@seacadets.org

WHAT TO BRING TO THE INFO & ENROLLMENT SESSION:

1) Download and fill out the MEMBER INFORMATION form - This is a fillable document so you can type in the information. If you fill it out by hand - please print very clearly. Then print and bring those pages with you to the Info & Enrollment Session. Note that all dates should be entered using this format: "13 AUG 22". NOTE: your cadet will need a separate and unique email address to enroll in order to complete their coursework. Please have this prepared beforehand to speed your cadet's enrollment.

2) Download the Medical Exam form to take to your healthcare provider. You will complete the rest of the medical information and history online in a parent portal. You will need to have a sports physical done prior to the first drill. PRO TIP: go ahead and make an appointment now!  We will provide you with the Sea Cadet Medical Exam Form - your doctor can use their own form but we ask that they copy the relevant information also on to our DoD based form. 


3) Bring a copy of your child's immunization form (same as provided to your school)


4) Bring a copy of your insurance card, or proof of insurance letter (for military, use MilConnect (https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/)  to download proof of insurance - do not copy your military ID!.  if you do not have insurance, a statement of this must be provided by the parent).

5) Enrollment Fee of $200 (sibling discount = $300 for two) --payable through our Fee Portal or by check payable to FDR Sea Cadets.

6) Cadets should wear a tee shirt and basketball style shorts to ease uniform measurement.

What to Bring to your First Drill - League Cadets (10-13*)

* if your child turned 13 over the summer and is not entering High School, please call to discuss which program is appropriate. 13 year olds may serve in Sea Cadets only at the discretion of the Commanding Officer

Any missing items from your enrollment package

Wear plain dark blue t-shirt (Hanes), basketball/gym shorts (mid-thigh, blue or black preferred) and gym shoes

Enrollment Fee (if not already paid)

√ Camelbak or other brand hydration pack, filled with water (see Purchasing Resources)

What to Bring to your First Drill - Sea Cadets (13*-17)

* if your child turned 13 over the summer and is not entering High School, please call to discuss which program is appropriate. 13 year olds may serve in Sea Cadets only at the discretion of the Commanding Officer

Any missing items from your enrollment package

Wear plain dark blue t-shirt (Hanes), basketball/gym shorts (mid-thigh,, blue or black preferred) and gym shoes

Enrollment Fee (if not already paid)

√ Camelbak or other brand hydration pack, filled with water (see Purchasing Resources)

Comply with Grooming Standards

Regulation haircut or style (Males - “fade” cut, no hair touching ears, no hair on head longer than 4”. Females - long hair pulled into bun at nape; short styles neat per Female Hairstyle Regulations)

No jewelry (including piercings) except necklace-wear that can be hidden under t-shirt