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 Corporal Larry Bulluck is a post-graduate and first-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a boarding student from Washington, DC. After dinner recently, Cadet Bulluck noticed his company’s area was not cleaned to standard. He stayed behind to ensure the area was spotless so the dining hall staff would not have to. His initiative and attention to detail is an excellent example to his peers. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Bulluck!
Cadet Captain Lance Gowans is a senior and third-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a day student from Palmyra, VA. Cadet Gowans volunteered to stay on campus this weekend to ensure that his cadets were properly supported. He spends extensive hours on campus investing in his subordinates. His willingness to put in extra hours sets the tone for his company. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Gowans!
Cadet Staff Sergeant Nicholas Coleman is a freshman and second-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from Woodbridge, VA. Cadet Coleman is a member of the indoor track team and has served as 2nd Platoon Sergeant in Charlie Company since the beginning of this academic year. Recently, he was promoted to First Sergeant, immediately and without hesitation taking over the roles and responsibilities of a senior Non-Commissioned Officer. His attention to detail, care for his cadets, and tireless effort have been recognized by SGM Ocker, Company Leadership, and most importantly the cadets that he oversees. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Coleman!
Cadet Corporal Philippe Lianavwa is a sophomore and first-year cadet in HSC. He is a boarding student from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Cadet Lianavwa has consistently proven himself to be reliable and responsible. He consistently cleans up the dining area for his entire company, regardless of who is scheduled for the duty. His willingness to serve others is a testament to his character. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Lianavwa!
Mr. Jason Bevins, Housekeeping, often recognizes items in need of repair and fixes them before a request is even made by a staff member. His initiative and hard work is valued. Bravo Zulu, Mr. Bevins!
COL Winston Brown coordinated the Fred Hardy Invitational track meet that took place on Wednesday. Over 15 schools and hundreds of athletes participated in the VISAA-sanctioned meet. FUMA placed third overall at the event. We appreciate COL Brown’s hard work on this major event. Bravo Zulu, COL Brown!
COL Brian Bodine, Instructor, organized the parking detail for the Fred Hardy Invitational track meet. He successfully trained cadets to ensure a safe and efficient process. Bravo Zulu, COL Bodine!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy