Students learned quickly the first step toward leadership is to test themselves. Physical strength and stamina came in handy, but teamwork was vital.
A good leader must also be confident. There is no better way to learn, than to go rappelling,stepping off a 40-foot ledge is unnatural. One officer said if a cadet can do this, they can do anything. Eventually the leaders emerged.
Start together, finish together. The goal was reached. One student said, "You did it as a team. There's no individuals."