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The Polaris Battalion is part of the National Sea Cadet Program located in Cambridge, MN. This battalion serves youth ages 10-18 in the northern Minnesota region. The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (Sea Cadets) is a maritime based youth program sponsored by the U.S. Navy and supported by the U.S. Coast Guard. Cadets train on naval bases and other military installations in a variety of military disciplines, always choosing adventure, seeking challenges, and stepping outside of their comfort zones to prove to the world that Greatness Has No Age. 

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It is the mission of the Sea Cadets program and Polaris Battalion unit to BUILD LEADERS OF CHARACTER. Developing our youth so that they are selected because they represent the values expected of youth leaders as they leave high school and pursue futures in academics, the workforce, or military service.


The United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps (USNSCC) is a nationally recognized military youth leadership development program.

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Polaris Battalion Unit

The Polaris Battalion was founded in 2011 and is located at the Cambridge Armed Forces Center in Cambridge, MN. We are the last named and sanctioned battalion in the United States Naval Sea Cadets program. We consider this an honor and strive to be the best battalion in the program. The first commanding officer was LTJG Susan Norton and once the unit was established and running, she passed the torch to LTJG Leon Berg. The current commanding officer is LTJG Brent Van Hees. Polaris is currently the fasting growing unit in the region and nation.