The Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal Program

We proudly support local High School JROTC programs with the Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal.  If you are a Senior Science Naval Instructor please contact our office prior to selecting your outstanding Navy and Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) cadet, Navy National Defense Cadet Corps (NNDCC) cadet.

For your awards banquet, we will supply you with the award consisting of a medal, ribbon bar, certificate, and pamphlet on President Theodore Roosevelt whose visage is on the medal. 

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is comprised of two programs. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) program is for young people ages 13 through the completion of high school. Also included under the USNSCC umbrella is our junior program the Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC), for young people ages 11 through 13.

About the  

Sea Cadet's

Commanding Officer

Navy League is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is (EIN) #52-1264067.

We proudly support our local Sea Cadet Unit in Hampton Roads
The TopHatter's Squadron

For more information visit the national program visit

United States Sea Cadets Corps

Hampton Roads

600 Lynnhaven Parkway  Suite 202 Virginia Beach, VA 23452


LTjg JoAnn Taft, NSCC, Top Hatters Squadron - Naval Station Norfolk – Norfolk, Virginia

​I am the first-ever female CO of Top Hatters Squadron.  I was born and raised in Spokane, WA. My father was in the Army as well as both my grandfathers. I joined the Sea Cadets in 2012 with my oldest son. I still have two boys in the program and their dedication to their shipmates has kept me active and accountable to the core values. My husband was transferred here earlier this year and we made the move to Norfolk Naval Station. The Navy has provided us the ability to start a new adventure. The entire family wanted to stay with the Sea Cadet program and we found Top Hatters right away. Every unit has a different culture, with Top Hatters being on an active naval base, we found the opportunities here to be wide open.

I have just stepped into the role of Commanding Officer as our former CO, LT Ed Glomb is stepping up into the Regional Director position. I am the first-ever female CO of Top Hatters Squadron. 

I am preparing for great experiences for the Norfolk Naval Station Sea Cadets "Top Hatters Squadron" and with the support of our local communities, I hope to see our cadets leading our nation onward and upward.