Since 2007, we have trained and mentored hundreds of young men and women right in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Bay Division is a unit of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.

We meet twice per month (no Drills in the month of July), most of the Drills are scheduled on Sundays, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  In addition, cadets participate in annual 1-2 week away-from-home training events during summer and/or winter school breaks. Sea Cadets attend many special events that normal teens are not privy to.

As a cadet, you'll have incredible opportunities to experience military life, make new friends, and hone your leadership skills.  We regularly visit local military units, such as the USS Constitution, Coast Guard cutters that are homeported in Boston, and also U.S. Navy ships that visit Boston occasionally (herehere and here).  In addition, our staff has law enforcement and military experience that we pass on to our cadets through both hands-on and classroom-based learning experiences.

“Working hard as a Sea Cadet proved invaluable for me getting into the colleges I applied to.”
— Former cadet

Our unit is heavily cadet-run.  That means that as you advance in rank, we’ll put you in the same leadership roles that a Navy sailor would be in.  You’ll be responsible for running large parts of the unit’s operation, and will be (maybe for the first time in your life) supervising junior cadets.  Because our unit is run just like a Navy ship or reserve unit, you’ll be receiving training that only much older sailors would get.  And as you progress in rank and develop your leadership skills, you'll be mentored by both senior cadets and the officers in the unit.