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 Cyrus Boggs is a PG and first-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a boarding student from Orange, VA. From day one, Cadet Boggs has had excellent room inspections with no visible room cleanliness infractions, and his marching, attention, and all column and formation movements are exemplary. He consistently takes initiative to complete his duties and sets a great example for fellow cadets. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Boggs!
Cadet Private William Searcy is a junior and first-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Stanford VA. Cadet Searcy is an outstanding cadet in athletics and academics. He shows constant improvement on and off the field and made a 23-yard touchdown run in prep football last Friday. Cadet Searcy is working hard to become part of our cadet leadership team. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Searcy!
Cadet Private Jase McClung is an eighth grader and first-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from Currituck, NC. Despite struggling with a leg injury, Cadet McClung volunteered to clean the entire youth space by himself during youth group. The adult volunteers at Fork Union Baptist Church praised his servant spirit and expressed how impressed they were with the caliber of young men that FUMA developed. Bravo Zulu, Cadet McClung!
Cadet Sergeant First Class Kelvin Montesinos is a junior and first-year cadet in HSC Company. He is a boarding student from Clermont, FL. Cadet Montesinos is Platoon Sergeant in 2nd Platoon and demonstrates outstanding dedication to those under his command. He shows great patience in high stress situations, careful deliberation of cadet issues, commitment to fulfilling his obligations, and constant communication with his chain of command. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Montesinos!
Cadet Private Ryan Conroy is an eighth grader and first-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from Blacksburg, SC. Last weekend, Cadet Conroy assisted a staff member with cleaning up the Estes Athletic Center. His dedication to ensuring campus cleanliness is much appreciated. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Conroy.
Cadet Private First Class Kadin Stremlau is an eighth grader and second-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from McAllen, TX. Last weekend, Cadet Stremlau assisted a staff member with cleaning up the Estes Athletic Center. His dedication to ensuring campus cleanliness is much appreciated. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Stremlau!
COL Winston Brown, Health/PE Instructor and Cross Country Indoor and Outdoor Track Coach, organized The Invitational at Fork Union Military Academy cross country meet. The event welcomed participants from more than 50 teams and over 1,000 competitors. His preparation and hard work in advance of the meet ensured a great event for all. Bravo Zulu, Coach Brown!
Mrs. Jessica Farmer, Quartermaster Assistant and Seamstress, has extended her daily hours to ensure our cadet uniforms fit properly. We appreciate her flexibility to meet the needs of our cadets. Bravo Zulu, Mrs. Farmer!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy