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 Jacob Clodfelter is a junior and third-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a boarding student from Mickleton, NJ. Cadet Clodfelter has taken the initiative to train an entire Company in order to get them prepared for drill and leadership. He has been doing a stellar job. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Clodfelter!
Cadet Matthew Snyder is a junior and second-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Stafford, VA. Cadet Snyder recently earned his pool management certification and volunteered his time to teach a fellow cadet how to swim. He is working to complete his life saving course certification in the coming weeks. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Snyder!
Cadet Ever Castillo Vecino is a seventh grader and first-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from Fulton, MD. Cadet Castillo Vecino volunteered to mentor a fellow cadet who needed extra help in drill and with his uniform. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Castillo Vecino!
Cadet James Robinson is a senior and fourth-year cadet in HSC Company. He is a boarding student from Falls Church, VA. He has been one of the top musicians in our band for the past 2 years. He serves in the Honors Band and the Marching Band. He is also our faithful and lead bugler for the Corps of Cadets. Cadet Robinson is the founder of the Saxophone Quartet, who all played at the Governor’s Mansion. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Robinson!
Cadets Jose Romero Jimenez & Braden Arenella Cadet Romero Jimenez and Cadet Arenella are both eighth graders and first-year cadets in Charlie Company. Cadet Romero Jimenez is a boarding student from Guadalajara, MX and Cadet Arenella is a boarding student from Jamaica, NY. They volunteered to assist with the Prep lacrosse game. Cadet Romero served with the color guard and helped with the team hydration management. Cadet Arenella managed the game book and kept the statistics. Bravo Zulu, Cadets Romero Jimenez & Arenella!
LTC Alex Grant & The Tennis Team Congratulations to the Tennis team for defeating Carmel School, 7-2, on Monday for the first win of the season, giving Coach Grant his first career win as head tennis coach. Bravo Zulu, LTC Grant & The Tennis Team!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy