Photo Credit: Mike Strasser, U.S. Military Academy Public Affairs
The Steele Challenge, Aug. 9-10, 2012, was the capstone event of Cadet Basic Training for the Class of 2016 as they prepare to enter the Corps of Cadets. The challenge proved that although they came to West Point as individuals, the cohesive units these new cadets formed could overcome any obstacle. It showed they could falter yet push forward, stumble and still succeed. They persevered with the support and guidance of an ever-present cadre determined not to allow them to relent until they completed the challenge.