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 Miles Mayfield is a five-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a day student from Brookline, Massachusetts. Cadet Mayfield exemplifies what it means to be a FUMA cadet as he has developed into a leader and a role model for his peers. Cadet Mayfield teamed up with MAJ Leydig to raise funds and awareness to support the University of Virginia’s Pediatric Cancer Program. He shaved his head on April 15th in front of his fellow classmates, staff, and faculty. His courage and influence helped raise nearly $2,000 in the fight against childhood cancer. Cadet Mayfield is a member of the prep football team and indoor/outdoor track teams. He plans to attend Morehouse College in the fall and major in finance. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Miles Mayfield!
Cadet Captain Michael Sandusky is a third-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a boarding student from Charles City, Virginia, but he was born in Costa Rica. Cadet Sandusky is successfully filling dual roles as Company Commander and Company Executive Officer roles within the company. He has been a member of the Fork Union Military Academy’s prep soccer team for the last two years and is a valued leader within the Corps of Cadets. He will be attending Christopher Newport University this fall where he will continue his professional development. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Michael Sandusky!
Cadet Private First Class Luke Chavis is a first-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a day student from Kents Store, Virginia. Cadet Chavis has zero demerits and is showing great commitment to improving his academic score. Cadet Chavis continually seeks personal development and has excelled in exhibiting leadership traits and principles as he seeks to be a future Squad Leader. Cadet Chavis is a junior prep football and baseball player and participated in reds basketball in the Winter. He is a valued member of Charlie Company, as he strives to not only improve himself, but others. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Luke Chavis!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy