'Cerberus Dogs of War' garner top squadron

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Cadet Squadron 3 was selected as the Cadet Wing's outstanding squadron for 2008-2009 in a special presentation May 21 at the Falcon Club here.

The "Cerberus Dogs of War," whose mantra is the three P's -- professional, pro-active and pro-squadron -- captured top honors at the 50th-annual Outstanding Squadron of the Year Banquet, sponsored by the Air Force Association and the Association of Graduates.

The guest speaker for the event was retired Maj. Gen. Harold "Pete" Todd from the Academy's Class of 1959.

Cadet Squadron 2's air officer commanding is Maj. Jacqueline Breeden. The squadron commanders are Cadets 1st Class Elijah Culpepper and Kenneth Montague.

The official presentation took place May 25 during the Organizational Awards Parade. The following squadrons also received recognition:

Cadet Squadron 3 -- Academic Achievement
Cadet Squadron 8 -- Intramural Athletics
Cadet Squadron 10 -- Leadership and Scholarship
Cadet Squadron 22 -- Drill and Ceremonies, Military Proficiency
Cadet Squadron 30 -- Intercollegiate Athletics, Athletic Excellence
Cadet Squadron 31 -- Core Values