On April 26, 2017, Sea Cadets and Young Marines meet with Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) for the Military Youth Program Caucus Breakfast at the Cannon House Office Building. PO2 C. Rich Clay, SN Ava Daugherty, SA Saddique Stephens, SA Lamine Traore and LC2 Aiden Smith represent H. E. MOOBERRY Division. Certain cadets and young marines provide testimony regarding the positive and life-changing impact of these military youth programs upon themselves. PO2 Clay testifies that the summer and winter Sea Cadet training have developed him physically and have given him the purpose of becoming not only a Naval Officer but also a leader.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Young Marines rely on the Navy and Congress to help fund the program’s military training and activities. This breakfast event is a unique opportunity for the cadets and young marines to advocate for continued congressional support. It's an honor and privilege to be a part of the lives of these young men and women. BZ.