‘For the bulls’: CS-06 wins Commandant’s Challenge

Cadet Squadron 06 mascot, the "Raging Bull," shows off the squadron's flag at the Commandant's Challenge, Oct. 28, 2016, at the Air Force Academy. The challenge is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. Cadet Squadron 06 beat out the competition to take home the Commandant's Challenge trophy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

Cadet Squadron 06 mascot, the "Raging Bull," shows off the squadron's flag at the Commandant's Challenge, Oct. 28, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The challenge is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. Cadet Squadron 06 beat out the competition to take home the Commandant's Challenge trophy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

A cadet does push ups during the Combat Fitness Challenge portion of the Commandant's Challenge, Oct. 28, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Commandant's Challenge is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

A cadet does push ups during the Combat Fitness Challenge portion of the Commandant's Challenge, Oct. 28, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Commandant's Challenge is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

A cadet carries another cadet during one of several relays in the Combat Fitness Challenge portion of the Commandant's Challenge, Oct. 28, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Commandant's Challenge is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

A cadet carries another cadet during one of several relays in the Combat Fitness Challenge portion of the Commandant's Challenge, Oct. 28, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Commandant's Challenge is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

Cadet Squadron 06 beat out the competition during the Commandant’s Challenge Oct. 29-30 at the U.S. Air Force Academy to take home the Commandant's Challenge Trophy. The competition is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Cadet Squadron 06 beat out the competition during the Commandant’s Challenge Oct. 29-30 at the U.S. Air Force Academy to take home the Commandant's Challenge Trophy. The competition is a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --

Cadet Squadron 06 won the Commandant’s Challenge Trophy Oct. 29 at the Air Force Academy.

 

Cadet 1st Class Jack Corriere, CS-06 commander, chalked-up the win to the squadron’s dedication to its motto, “For the Bulls.”

 

“It means in everything we do, we do for each other and the squadron,” he said.

 

Corriere said CS-06 prepared in advance of the competition, a physically and mentally demanding 48-hour training exercise and contest between the Cadet Wing’s 40 cadet squadrons.

 

“Our squadron-training and military-training event staff set up two days to go to Jacks Valley at night to practice the obstacles courses,” he said.

 

Lt. Col. Chris Hubbard, air officer commanding for CS-06, said he’s noticed the squadron’s winning ethic off and on the competitive field.  

 

“I’m most proud of how they’ve acted since winning,” he said. ‘‘It’s one thing to win; it’s another thing to do it with class and humility.”

 

Hubbard said CS-06 is ready for future challenges.

 

“We may have had things work out for us last weekend, but the next big challenge is right around the corner,” he said. 

 

Corriere agreed.

 

“No matter what lies ahead, we will approach any challenge with the same motivation and drive we’ve had all semester.”

 

The challenge began Oct. 28 with the Combat Fitness Challenge, designed to test cadet’s physical fitness, teamwork and discipline. Cadet also attended “Warrior Ethos” briefings, and field training in Jacks Valley.