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 Dominic Lancey is a second-year cadet in Alpha Company. He is a boarding student from Norfolk, Virginia. Cadet Lancey worked diligently to earn his spot on the tennis team. He had a great showing this week at practice and with his hard work and determination was able to pick up the 6th seed spot on the team allowing him to compete against Randolph-Macon Academy. Cadet Lancey has a positive attitude and is always willing to assist his Coach MAJ Shuman and his TAC officer MAJ Leydig. Cadet Lancey is a member of the cross-country team, off season program, tennis and is a leader in FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). Bravo Zulu, Cadet Dominic Lancey!
Cadet Second Lieutenant Jackson Manglicmot is a seventh-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is a day student from Palmyra, Virginia. Cadet Manglicmot is the Public Affairs and Recruiting Officer for Bravo Company. He is a member of the Prep football and baseball teams and helps manage the Junior Prep basketball team. This past Tuesday, Cadet Manglicmot helped his team defeat Fishburne Military Academy with a score of 8-4. He pitched for two innings and had four strike outs. He has also recently accepted his invite to attend the University of Tennessee where he will major in Sports Management. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Jackson Manglicmot!
Cadet Private Joshua McGuire is a first-year cadet in Charlie Company. While Cadet McGuire is a day student from Louisa, Virginia, he stayed in the barracks over the Easter weekend to experience life as a boarding student. He successfully fulfilled his mission and took initiative to clean his room and complete morning clean-up details without being asked, exceeding the expectations of his TAC Officer. His enthusiasm and kindness are unsurpassed. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Joshua McGuire!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy