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 Private Dalton Davis is a junior and a first-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a Boarding student from Wilmington, NC. Cadet Davis was a pivotal piece in helping the Commandants Department place the State and Territorial Flags around the circle outside of Hatcher Hall for both Founders Day and Alumni Weekend. He took initiative to make sure the flags were displayed correctly and looked great for both events. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Davis!
Cadet Captain Michael Luce is a senior and fourth-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Woodford, VA, and is the Company Commander. Cadet Luce set a record for Bravo Company by earning the most company competition points during the academic year. He also recently received a scholarship to the University of North Georgia, where he will be attending in the fall. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Luce!
Cadet Ethan Schroyer is a sophomore and a second-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from Newport News, VA. Due in large part to his leadership efforts, Charlie Company was awarded “Best Overall Company” and “Best Drilled” in the Corp of Cadets this week. In addition, Cadet Schroyer was chosen by his peers and the Commandants Staff to serve as Battalion Executive Officer for the upcoming year. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Schroyer!
Cadet Private Matthew Moore is a junior and fifth-year cadet in Headquarters and Service Company. He is a boarding student from Alexandria, VA. Cadet Moore has been instrumental in the rebirth of the drumline as its own entity this year. This past week, his hard work, dedication, and leadership skills resulted in his selection as the Drum Major for the upcoming academic year. He has already started putting plans in place for his new leadership role. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Moore!
A special Bravo Zulu to our FUMA Moms of all generations—and to those who have the vitally important role of mothers—may God bless and keep you. We honor you and are thankful for you. Happy Mother’s Day! Bravo Zulu, FUMA Moms!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy