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 Jeremiah Baston is a senior and third-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a boarding student from Norfolk, VA. Cadet Baston recently presented a plan to make the laundry process more efficient. He increased the number of carts by one, reducing an overload and providing laundry service faster and more efficiently within his team. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Baston!
Cadet Sergeant Dalton Davis is a senior and third-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Leland, NC. Cadet Davis stayed after every mess hall period to clean every table, bar and floors. When asked why he took it upon himself to do it, he replied, “it needed to be done!” He embodied the FUMA values of character and respect through these acts of service. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Davis!
Cadet Private Ronan Montes is an eighth grader and first-year in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from San Antonio, TX. Cadet Montes observed a fellow cadet looking downtrodden after morning formation. While most would have kept walking, Cadet Montes spent time talking with his fellow cadet and personally escorted him to the school counselor. His service to his brother embodied the love of God. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Montes.
Cadet Sergeant Colton Childers is a ninth grader and second-year cadet in HSC. He is a boarding student from Isle of Palms, SC. Cadet Childers recently earned the position of Assistant Squad Leader. He increased morale and overall room standards by coordinating a friendly competition within his floor for ‘best kept room’ and personally provided tangible rewards to the winner. He plans for more competitions and to expand these to the entire company. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Childers!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy