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 Jaydn Pieron is a junior and second-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a day student from Palmyra, VA. Cadet Pieron was named Cadet of the Term for Term 3. Cadet of the Term Board is a military excellence board, which allows only the top 5% of the Corps of Cadets to compete. In addition, Cadet Pieron was a top leadership presenter in the FUMA Leadership course, which is made up of the entire Junior Class. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Pieron!
Cadet Trent Willis is a sophomore and first-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Chesterfield, VA. As Captain of the Golf Team, Cadet Trent Willis recently led the Fork Union Golf Team to its first win. He was also recommended by his TAC Officer and Company leadership to represent Bravo Company as Cadet of the Term for Term 4. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Willis!
Cadet Sean Hurley is a sophomore and a third-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a day student from Scottsville, VA. Cadet Hurley is a model cadet with high marks in his academic courses and only 1 demerit for the school year. He is also the top marksman in Charlie Company and 2nd for the entire rifle team. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Hurley!
Cadet Matthew Moore is a senior and sixth-year cadet in HSC Company. He is a boarding student from Alexandria, VA. Cadet Moore is Drum Major of the Fork Union Marching Band. At the 2023 Military School Band Festival, he placed in the top 3 best Drum Majors and scored higher than any past FUMA Drum Major in history. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Moore!
CPT Chris Morgan, TAC Officer for Bravo Company, has transformed his company and is an excellent mentor and tremendous asset to his cadets. His selfless support to his fellow TACs and to the Commandant’s Department reflects his commitment to our mission. Bravo Zulu, CPT Morgan!
COL Mike Goad, Academic Dean, has provided superb guidance, direction, and inspirational leadership of the Academy’s academic programs and college/career preparations resulting in 100% college acceptance, improved average GPAs, and increased participation of dual enrollment courses with PVCC. Bravo Zulu, COL Goad!
Admissions Team, led by Mrs.Jackie Montero-Sharpe, Director of Admissions, hosted 16 families at our Open House event on Monday. The team’s flawless planning resulted in a successful event for our prospective families. Bravo Zulu, Admissions Team!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy