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 Sergeant First Class Sean Hall is a senior and second-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a boarding student from Fairfax Station, VA. Cadet Hall recently found money someone had lost in Alpha Company and turned it in to his TAC Officer. This act of integrity illustrated the strength of the honor code among the cadets. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Hall!
Cadet First Sergeant Nicholas Willis is a sophomore and first-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Ellicott City, MD. Cadet Willis volunteered for extra duty to assist in training the new cadets who arrived on campus after Christmas break. He did a fantastic job with personally investing in each cadet and ensuring that they were ready for class and their FUMA responsibilities. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Willis!
Cadet First Lieutenant James Clarke is a senior and first-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Palm Beach, FL. From his first day at the Academy, Cadet Clarke has embodied FUMA values. This past week, Cadet Clarke organized the roster of assignments through a 14-hour period. He took the longest shift of the day, showing genuine care for his cadets and great leadership. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Clarke!
Cadet Private Josiah Goodwin-Hamlin is a sophomore and second-year cadet in HSC. He is a boarding student from Richmond, VA. Cadet Goodwin-Hamlin took the initiative to request the opportunity to be Platoon Leader for a week. While doing so, he has impressed leadership with his work ethic and leadership style. His determination to help the platoon was inspirational to his fellow cadets. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Goodwin-Hamlin.
Chaplain Ben Jamison has graciously been assisting in additional responsibilities instructing our Leadership class and providing counseling services to our cadets. We are thankful for his initiative and dedication to the Academy and our cadets, staff, and faculty. Bravo Zulu, Chaplain Jamison!
SAGE Dining provides nutritious meals that motivate and nourish our Corps of Cadets, faculty, and staff. This week we had Cubano Sandwiches, Loaded Sonoran Hot Dogs, fabulous soup, deli, and salad bars, and so much more. They provide well-balanced meals with allergies clearly indicated and beautiful presentation. Bravo Zulu, SAGE Dining!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy