Naval Cadet Corps
Great Lakes, Ill. — The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corp, promoted Alex Bremer of Division 9-1-1 to the rank of Chief Petty Officer at a pinning ceremony on March 10. He was pinned during the ceremony by Executive Officer Spencer Wolin and his mother Jackie Bremer of Danville.
“Mr. Bremer is highly motivated, his evaluations are exemplary. His attendance at drill and attention to detail have always portrayed an extreme level of dedication. His current assignment has been serving as his division’s lead Petty officer which places him as the direct link between the cadets and the Officers, a position which he has excelled,” said Commanding Officer Richard Vetter.
Bremer has been with the Sea Cadet program since 2008. He has completed Sea Cadet Boot Camp and Seamanship training at Great Lakes in 2008. He completed Petty Officer Leadership Academy and Sea Bees (Construction Battalion) training in the summer of 2009. Bremer also attended Kings Bay Naval base for a submarine seminar and was awarded the Honor Cadet for his exemplary dedication to training, his shipmates and his duties. Bremer is a plank holder for participating in the first scuba dive training at Camp Perry, Ohio, and obtained his diving certification and the award for best Dive Buddy. Bremer has staffed trainings including Boot Camp in Whiting, Fla., and Sea Bees in Marseilles, Ill.
Bremer has been awarded the NSCC Commendation Ribbon and the Navy League Youth Medal. He has also received many ribbons including Meritorious Recognition, Community Service, Academic Achievement, Recruiting Incentive, Marksmanship and qualifying Expert and Sharp shooter as well as his fifth-year ribbon and many others.
Bremer is a senior at Boyle County high school. After graduation, he will join the U.S. Navy and attend boot camp in August at Great Lakes Naval Station, and then go to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for corpsman training. “This promotion represents the culmination of five years of hard work and dedication,” said Bremer.
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is for American youth ages 13-17, The Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) is for boys and girls, at least 11 but not yet 14 years old who have a desire to learn about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.
Sea Cadets are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy to wear Navy uniforms appropriately marked with the Sea Cadet Corps insignia.
The objectives of the Sea Cadet program are to introduce youth to naval life, to develop in them a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, and to maintain an environment free of drugs and gangs.
To learn more about the United States Sea Cadets visit www.seacadets.org.