ALPHA CO 1st BATTALION 3rd CADET TRAINING BRIGADE
Joint Military Cadets of America (Army Cadets)
"The Maine Marauders"
Greater Portland, Maine
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Want to experience excitement, friendship, belonging, and being a leader? Are you interested in the military and all it has to offer? Do you seek physical fitness, discipline, and adventure? Do you wish to give back to your city, your State, and your country? Then the Joint Military Cadets of America is for you. The program is for youth ages 11-17 and as pictures on the website show, we are motivated, professional and respected. Hooah!
ALPHA CO 1st BATTALION 3rd CADET TRAINING BRIGADE of the Joint Military Cadets of America covers the northeastern region of the United States. The Maine unit, The Maine Marauders, is the first in ALPHA CO and the only unit in the north. It is located in Portland, one of America's oldest ports, founded in 1632. In May, the Windham Platoon was established. It is located in the Lakes Region town of Windham, a suburb of Portland. The towns of Gray and New Gloucester have recently become involved with the program with several new cadets for the area.
The city of Portland, situated on the south coast of Maine, has 66,000 people and serves a metropolitan area of 550,000. The city is nationally recognized for its quality of life, diversity, the four season climate, restaurants and scenic beauty. Lakes, mountains, and the shoreline are close by as is Boston and the Canadian cities of Montreal and Quebec.
The Joint Military Cadets of America embrace the state's tradition of resiliency, courage, and strength. The unit looks forward towards growing to serve the needs of our youth, our community, and our nation. Your skills and talents are needed; consider joining as either a cadet or adult cadre. No previous military experience is required. We will provide the support and training; you supply the motivation and the desire to be a member of the best - The Joint Military Cadets of America.
What is the Joint Military Cadets of America all about?
A. The mission of the Joint Military Cadets of America is to positively impact America’s future by providing quality youth development and military career exploration programs for boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy and crime-free lifestyle.
B. Be a relevant force, missioned across the spectrum of contingencies, structured and resourced to accomplish its mission, capable and accessible when called, with trained Military cadets committed to preserving the timeless traditions and values of service to our nation and communities.
The Joint Military Cadets of America (JMCA) is the premier nationwide cadet organization. The aim of the Joint Military Cadets of America is to inspire young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of service to their country and community and to develop in them the qualities of a good citizen. In order to achieve these goals, the JMCA is designed as a high-adventure military career exploration program for youth age 11-17 to determine whether or not a career as a service member is right for them. There is absolutely no service commitment involved, although cadets do experience firsthand many aspects of a military lifestyle.
Generally speaking, there are two types of training Military Cadets engage in. The first is monthly drills, also referred to as Unit Training Assemblies or UTA's, held once a month. The other is Annual Training, or AT, held over the summer at a real military installation. During AT cadets get the opportunity to train with other Military Cadets from around the country; it is the most valuable, realistic, and demanding training they will receive as a cadet. At AT cadets will also develop lifelong friendships with their fellow cadets, as there is no way for cadets to succeed without using teamwork. There are multiple levels of training that cadets may sign up for at Annual Training.
Their first summer cadets will attend Basic Cadet Training (BCT) and in subsequent summers they will have different courses they can choose to attend depending on their interests.At both AT and UTA's, cadets will receive many different types of realistic military training. The topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
In addition to those topics, some of the most important experience cadets receive is as leaders. The Joint Military Cadets of America is lead by the cadets meaning that, as cadets progress through training and prove their ability, they may be given promotions and given responsibility for other cadets. In other cadet programs, rank and position is mostly symbolic or ceremonial; that is not the case in the Joint Military Cadets of America. During their time in the program, cadets will progress from followers to leaders and receive extremely challenging and rewarding leadership experience.
Make no mistake, this program is not for the faint-of-heart or uncommitted. If you're up for the challenge, however, you'll be amazed how much you can accomplish and how much fun you can have doing it.
So...do you live in the southern Maine or seacoast region of New Hampshire and are ready to challenge yourself and become a member of the Joint Army Cadets of America? Then click on the contact tab located at the top of the page and we will get back to you. One click will get your started on a journey that will make all the difference in your life...today, tomorrow, and in the future. Go for it! Hooah!