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 Staff Sergeant Matthew Vinso is a junior and first-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a Boarding student from Stafford, VA. In addition to his duties as Detail NCO for his company, Cadet Vinso helps run the snack bar in the Social Center. While working in the Social Center this past weekend, he volunteered to take an alumnus and his spouse on a campus tour. They were very appreciative of his time and professionalism. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Vinso!
Cadet Staff Sergeant Dominic Julius is a senior and third-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Philadelphia, PA. Cadet Julius won the 400-meter event at our last track meet. He is ranked top within the state and will be attending Youngstown State University in the fall on a full scholarship. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Julius!
Cadet Sergeant Jimmy Sa Said is an eighth grader and first-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from Mexico City, MX. In preparing for parade season, he has led his squad to be the best in drill and ceremonies as well as manual of arms with the M1 grand rifle. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Sa Said!
Cadet Major Massimo Swail is a senior and fourth-year cadet in Headquarters and Service Company. He is a boarding student from Miami, FL. At the beginning of the year, Cadet Swail was promoted to the rank of captain. After months of hard work and dedication, he has been promoted to the rank of major for his outstanding performance. His dedication to excellence is an inspirational example to the other cadets. Cadet Swail will attend The Citadel in the fall. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Swail!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy