“You should be proud of this accomplishment,” Col. Matthew Anderer said in the letter. “Your program defines the term ‘successful unit’ and establishes the benchmark for others to follow.”
Steadman said the program is not easy but well worth it for students who commit to hard work.
“We’re tough, we’re strict with the kids, there’s a lot of community service,” he said. “Why do kids join? We also do neat stuff, maybe some siblings were in the program. I once had four from one family at the same time in the program.”
Steadman said he is happy that the program was recognized for its efforts.
“The kids do a super job, we are all very proud of them,” Steadman said. “They put a lot of work into it.”