Marvin Shields Battalion
- Children & Youth
- Veterans & Military Families
Location733 Knowles RdBrandond, FL 33511 United States
Our mission is to build leaders of character. We do so by offering America's young men and women hands-on and experiential training in partnership with the Navy and its sister services, in order to instill the highest ideals of honor, respect, commitment, and service.
The Marvin Shields Battalion is a Tampa Bay, Florida based unit of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC), a leadership development nonprofit for young people, ages 10 through 17. Sponsored by the Navy League of the United States and supported by both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, our passionate all-volunteer force leads our units. Every year our cadets participate in training opportunities such as scuba, field and medical training, photojournalism, military police science and sailing. When cadets join the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, they embark upon a path of lifelong leadership. The program will teach them how to lead groups of their peers successfully and will also inspire them to become leaders in their schools and communities.