About

We lead by example; we strive to be exceptional,

we practice integrity and leadership in all walks of life.

We are Navy League Cadets and Sea Cadets--a dedicated team."

- Blue Angels Squadron Motto -

Blue Angels Squadron, named in honor of the Navy's famed flight demonstration team, has been training young men and women from the Puget Sound region for more than 60 years. We are committed to producing confident, productive, self-reliant young leaders and citizens.

Unit Leadership

Commanding Officer

LCDR Jared Moravec, NSCC

Executive Officer

YNCS Deborah Kolar, USN (Ret.)

NLCC Officer-In-Charge

Command Chief Petty Officer

CPO Jack Hensley, NSCC

Unit Facts

Blue Angels Squadron was commissioned in 1961 aboard Naval Air Station Seattle at Sand Point. Following the closure of the air station in the 1970s, the unit moved its drill location to Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center Seattle at South Lake Union. The reserve center closed in the 1990s and Blue Angels Squadron has been drilling aboard USCG Base Seattle ever since.

Commissioned

  • May 5, 1961

Sponsors

  • Seattle Council, Navy League of the United States

  • U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle

Complement

  • 55 Sea Cadets (ages 13 to 18)

  • 6 Navy League Cadets (ages 10 to 13)

  • 20 Officers & Instructors (volunteer adult leaders)

Awards

  • Training Excellence “E” Award – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Top 10 Unit in the Nation Award - 2018

  • Top Unit in the Pacific Northwest Region Award - 2015, 2017

  • National Chairman’s Award for Recruiting and Retention – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Blue Angels Squadron Alumni attending academies

  • U.S. Naval Academy

    • Class of 2019 - 2

    • Class of 2022 - 2

  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

    • Class of 2019 - 2

    • Class of 2020 - 2

    • Class of 2021 - 1

  • California Maritime Academy

    • Class of 2020- 1

Unit Organization

Blue Angels Squadron operates as a chartered unit of the national Naval Sea Cadet Corps organization, which is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The squadron is recognized as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is registered with Washington state as a non-profit corporation.

Day to day operation of the unit is accomplished by its all-volunteer staff led by the unit commanding officer. Sea Cadet units function and are organized like navy reserve units. Cadets drill one weekend a month at their local unit and then during their school breaks they complete one and two week periods of training duty.

The Blue Angels Squadron is part of the Pacific Northwest Region 13-4, which is led by a regional director. The regional director reports to the Pacific West headquarters representative, who in turn reports to the NSCC executive director. National program oversight is the responsibility of the NSCC National Board of Directors, its chairman and president.

Adult leaders are members of the NSCC Officer Corps and they can be civilians, veterans and active, reserve and retired military personnel. NSCC officer rank is honorary.

U.S. Navy Support of the NSCC

U.S. Navy support is set forth by Congress in the NSCC charter, which states the NSCC will accomplish its mission “through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy.” Navy Recruiting Command is the Sea Cadet program manager for the Navy. Official support of the NSCC is discussed in OPNAVINST 5760.5D, Navy Support and Assistance to Youth Groups. Sea Cadets who achieve the grade of E-3 or higher in the program may enlist in the Navy at the paygrade of E-3.

U.S. Coast Guard Support of the NSCC

The USCG has long been one of the organization’s premiere supporters. Commandant (CG-09223) manages the service’s relationship with the NSCC. Official support of the NSCC is discussed in the CG External Affairs Manual, COMDTINST M5700.13. The NSCC is designated as the primary youth program the Coast Guard supports. Sea Cadets who achieve the grade of E-3 or higher in the program may enlist in the Coast Guard at the paygrade of E-3.

Page last updated: 23 Aug 21