About Us

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a premier uniformed youth organisation supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore. The primary mission of the organisation is to “develop resourceful, responsible, resilient, loyal leaders and team players through fun and challenging military-related activities.” The NCC has also remained as one of the largest Uniformed Groups (UG) in Singapore.



Singapore citizens and permanent residents typically join the NCC as a Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) around the same time they enrol in Secondary School at the age of 13. They then stay for a term of 4 to 5 years. Cadets who wish to stay on in the Corps after completing their secondary education may apply to undergo a 2-week Cadet Officer Course (COC). Cadets who graduate from the Course are then appointed as Cadet Officers (C/Offr).


NCC Vision

“Extraordinary Youth Leaders”

NCC Mission

“To nurture inspiring leaders and committed citizens through fun, adventurous and military-related activities.”

Key Thrusts & Core Values

NCC Key Thrusts: Leadership, Fitness, and Commitment to Singapore. Also learn about NCC Core Values.


Pledge & Song

The National Cadet Corps has our own pledge and song that the cadets will recite many times during their journey in NCC.


Crest & Motto

The National Cadet Corps comprises three services. These are the Land (Army), Sea (Navy) & Air (Air Force) services.