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 Captain Charles Campbell is a senior and third-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a boarding student from Alexandria, VA. Cadet Campbell placed second in the 300-meter dash with a time of 38.80 at the Fred Hardy Indoor Track Invitational. His discipline and hard work are on clear display as he competes. Cadet Campbell embodies the FUMA values of mind, body and spirit. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Campbell!
Cadet Private John Cottey is a junior and second-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Austin, TX. Cadet Cottey took upon himself to identify fellow cadets who were struggling with rifle manual. He worked with them as a group and then provided one on one instruction to those in need. Cadet Cottey’s selfless investment in his peers is a testament to his character. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Cottey!
Cadet Private Everett Amos is a seventh grader and first-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a day student from Louisa, VA. Cadet Amos has been a model cadet, exemplified by keeping his workspace and entire room impeccably cleaned. He leads by example which has encouraged and kept fellow cadets on track in company inspections. This is a testament to Cadet Amos’ discipline, character and service. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Amos!
Cadet Private Jace Corbett is a senior and second-year in HSC. He is a boarding student from Colorado Springs, CO. Cadet Corbett took the initiative to ask to lead chapel. He creatively used scripture, cadet participation and a video to present an uplifting and Christ-honoring message. His initiative and excellent presentation are a testament to his faith and character. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Corbett!
Cadet Private Ian McHarg & Cadet Corporal Ellis Roberts Cadet McHarg is a junior and first-year cadet in HSC. He is a boarding student from Apex, NC. Cadet Roberts is a freshman and third-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from Highland, MD. These two cadets worked tirelessly all weekend to help the athletic department with the Jefferson District Track Meet and the PG Basketball Military Circuit. They both worked as a team to alternate schedules to make sure each game was covered. They monitored the game floor to make sure it was a safe playing environment, took out the trash when needed, and helped pick up the post-game meals and drinks for the team. The weekend would not have been a success without these two. Bravo Zulu, Cadets McHarg & Roberts!
Dr. Alex Welch, Instructor, is currently teaching PVCC Political Science 136 (Local and State Government & Politics) and recently planned a special field trip for his class—along with CPT Head’s Public Speaking class—to the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. During their trip, cadets were able to tour the capitol building, meet with several elected officials including members of the General Assembly and Governor Glen Youngkin, and sit in on committee hearings during the second day of the crossover period. During their time in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, one student even had the opportunity to speak in favor of a bill in front of 15 state senators. Bravo Zulu, Dr. Welch!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy