Every Friday the Fork Union Military Faculty and Staff meet to nominate a few who have exceeded the standards and demonstrated superlative performance. Whilst we have various awards and recognitions - a simple "Well Done!" we hope, is also appreciated. The combination of the Bravo and Zulu nautical signal flags, i.e., Bravo Zulu, also referred to as "BZ," is a naval signal, typically conveyed by flag hoist or voice radio, meaning "Well Done" with regard to actions, operations or performance.
The following are the Bravo Zulu awards for this week:
Cadet Sergeant Connor Smith is a senior and second-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a boarding student from Midlothian, VA. This week, Cadet Smith pitched an entire baseball game and struck out 17 batters. They defeated their competitors 8-0. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Smith!
Cadet Sergeant Mathew Snyder is sophomore and first-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Stafford, VA, and a member of the Swim and Dive team. Cadet Snyder is extremely proactive in looking for ways to be helpful to his company and was recently promoted to Sergeant. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Snyder!
Cadet Sean Orth is a freshman and first-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a day student from Fork Union, VA. Cadet Orth has immersed himself with the Academy’s values and has exemplary performance for all 4 terms. Most recently, he earned Cadet of the Term. His knowledge of our school’s history, values, leadership traits, and principles were on full display. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Orth!
Cadet Captain Grayson Mitchell is a senior and fourth-year cadet in Headquarters and Service Company. He is a boarding student from Barboursville, VA, and on our battalion staff. Cadet Mitchell competed at the SCTP North Carolina State Championship Shoot at Drake Landing on Saturday, March 26. He placed 1st in the non-resident, 1st in NSCA D Class, and 4th overall out of 78 resident and non-residents shooters. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Mitchell!
Ms. Jocelyn Stevens, is the World Languages Department Chair. In addition to her teaching duties, she has been instrumental in assisting Mrs. Kayla Jones with preparations for this weekend’s Military Ball. She also helped plan and present a professional development session to some of our faculty members following the Term 4 final exam on Thursday. Her leadership and commitment are always on display. Bravo Zulu, Ms. Stevens!
Ms. Regina Delman, is our barber and recognized for her assistance with digitizing paper records, art class, and development and alumni work in her spare time. She is always willing to assist with cadet activities on the weekends, and this weekend, she is volunteering her time to help with the Military Ball. Bravo Zulu, Ms. Delman!
Ms. Liz Zito, IT Tech, is recognized for volunteering her free time to assist with preparations for the Military Ball. After spending hours in the Social Center, she also took items home to wash to improve appearance before the ball. Bravo Zulu, Ms. Zito!
COL Steve Macek, Chief of Staff, filled in as Chemistry Instructor during the month of March when an instructor departed mid-term. He prepared and conducted superb classes with challenging experiments including dry ice and rockets. His leadership made the difference. Bravo Zulu, COL Macek
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy