Photo Credit: Mike Strasser, U.S. Military Academy Public Affairs
The Steele Challenge Awards Ceremony was conducted Aug. 11 at the Camp Buckner parade field to recognize the top company and squad in the capstone event for Cadet Basic Training. It also honored the life and legacy of 1st Lt. Timothy Steele, Class of 2009, whose name was chosen for both the CBT Task Force and the challenge.
During the ceremony, Cadet Captain Cory Trainor, the regimental executive officer, presented the family with a memory book on behalf of Task Force Steele, containing photos from the Steele Challenge and personal letters from the commandant, the regimental command team and company commanders expressing how 1st Lt. Steele's legacy shaped this summer's leadership experience. The book also includes all the signatures of cadets comprising Task Force Steele.