Navy National Defense Cadet Corps

The Navy National Defense Cadet Corps is a forerunner program for the Navy JROTC. Both programs strive for the same mission to instill ideals of leadership, character, honor, and service. Frisco ISD looks forward to growing the NNDCC program and applying to become a NJROTC unit in the future.  

Program Overview

As part of the program, students will take courses that meet both classroom learning objectives as well as physical fitness goals. Students will be given opportunities to serve their community, become leaders in their class, and participate in area competitions.
The NNDCC program is a program of choice and is housed at Lebanon Trail High School. Students applying for admission to the program in the 2022-2023 school year will be required to attend LTHS as full-time students. Transportation is the responsibility of each student and their family.


To be considered for admission to the NNDCC program, you must fill out the application form before January 31, 2022.

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The program consists of four ROTC courses that cover a wide range of topics. See a description of each of the Naval Science courses below.

Naval Science 1

This course is an introduction to the meaning of citizenship. Students will learn the elements of leadership, the value of scholarship in attaining life goals, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, how to control stress, principles of first aid, and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft. These elements are presented at the fundamental level.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the NNDCC program

  • The NNDCC uniform

  • Introduction to military drill and ceremonies

  • Introduction to leadership

  • Citizenship and Government

  • Introduction to Fitness and First Aid

  • Introduction to the US Navy

Naval Science 2

This course builds on the principles discussed in Naval Science 1. The course introduces Cadets to the technical areas of naval science and the role of the U.S. Navy in maritime history.

Course Content

  • Ongoing instruction towards leadership

  • Introduction to Maritime history
    Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Cold War Era

  • Introduction to Nautical Sciences
    Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, Physical Sciences

Naval Science 3

Broadens the understanding of students in operative principles of military leadership. Students learn about teamwork, using order and discipline to accomplish objectives.  Students gain a more in-depth knowledge of Naval ships and aircraft.  Marine navigation and seamanship is introduced. 

Course Content

  • Sea Power

  • National Security

  • Naval Operations

  • Military Law and International Law at Sea

  • Introduction to ship construction and damage control

  • Organization

  • Basic seamanship

  • Continued instruction in leadership, citizenship, and discipline

Naval Science 4

This course focuses on practical leadership. Students in this course will have the opportunity to lead under supervision. Students will have the opportunity to work with other junior Cadets as mentors and leaders. There is a strong emphasis on preparation for life after high school. 

Course Content

  • Theoretical and applied aspects of leadership

  • Motivational techniques

  • Goal setting and development

  • ACT/SAT preparation courses

NNDCC Informational Meeting

An informational webinar regarding the Navy National Defense Cadet Corps (NNDCC) program will be held on Wednesday, November 17 from 6-7 p.m.  This webinar is for all interested in learning more about the NNDCC and how to apply for the program at Lebanon Trail High School for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.  

The presentation will include an overview of the program, course details, requirements for admission, costs to students and families, academic implications, and future benefits for college bound and military bound students. The webinar is virtual and will be recorded for future reference. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and meet Major Gary Billings- NNDCC Senior Naval Science Instructor. 

Click here to register for the webinar.


For more information about this program please contact the following:



Frisco ISD
PE/Health Coordinator



Lebanon Trail High School
Associate Principal
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