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 First Lieutenant James Clarke is a senior and first-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Palm Beach, FL.
Cadet First Sergeant Tzu-Heng Hung is a senior and third-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Tainan City, Taiwan.
Cadet Corporal Nicholas Willis is a sophomore and first-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Ellicott City, MD.
These three cadets volunteered three hours of their free time on Sunday to clean the Social Center. They did an excellent job in preparing the Social Center for their fellow cadets and upcoming Corps events. Their selfless service was a testament to their character. Bravo Zulu, Cadets Clarke, Hung, and Willis!
Cadet Corporal Sebastion Espino Jimenez is a junior and second-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from Mexico City, Mexico. Cadet Espino Jimenez took identified fellow cadets who were struggling with rifle manual and worked with them as a group to provide extra instruction to those in need. Cadet Espino Jimenez’s selfless investment in his peers is a testament to his character. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Espino Jiminez!
Cadet Captain Matthew Vinso is a senior and second-year cadet on the Corps Battalion Staff. He is a boarding student from Stafford, VA. Cadet Vinso volunteered to assist with the operations of the Social Center. This shows great initiative on his part and his genuine mission first view over his personal time. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Vinso!
Cadet Sergeant Selah Houston is a freshman and second-year cadet in HSC. He is a boarding student from Detroit, MI. While his Platoon Sergeant was unavailable, Cadet Houston took the initiative to step into the position. He marched the platoon to morning colors, conducted inspections and set the example. His room is always immaculate to set an example for his fellow cadets. Cadet Houston’s initiative and commitment to excellence is a testament to his character. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Houston!
Mrs. Kelly Barnette, Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Communications, served as the Acting Athletic Director for two months. Her dedication and hard work is appreciated. Bravo Zulu, Mrs. Barnette!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy