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 Alexander Ortiz is a cadet in Alpha Company who just arrived in February. He is currently a boarding student from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Cadet Ortiz is one of the top seeds and a leader of the Fork Union Tennis Team. His hard work and talent on the court helped the team defeat their archrivals, Hargrave Military Academy in their opening match this spring. Cadet Ortiz won his singles match with a score of 8-4, and his doubles match with Cadet Shpak with a score of 8-6. He also has high marks in COL Bodine's Algebra 2 class and is off to a great start here at Fork Union Military Academy. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Ortiz!
Cadet Sergeant Reagan Hayes is a second-year cadet in Bravo Company. He is currently a boarding student form Pittsboro, North Carolina. Cadet Hayes and the Junior Prep Baseball team had their first game on Tuesday afternoon against the Eagles Club. Cadet Hayes scored 2 of the 4 runs the team made. He has received highest marks his first three terms this year. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Hayes!
The Cadet Leadership of Charlie Company would like to recognize Mr. John Jackson this week. He has been a team member of the Maintenance Department at Fork Union Military Academy for five years. He continually strives to maintain the school's facilities in pristine condition and is truly dedicated to the upkeep of Jacobson Hall. Mr. Jackson always has a positive attitude and is an excellent role model for the cadets. His hard work and dedication is appreciated by the cadets residing in Jacobson Hall. Bravo Zulu, Mr. Jackson!
CSM Catherine Garcia is recognized for going above and beyond in ensuring that her students are caught up in their English I class since returning from the two-week virtual session. She has extended her office hours into the evenings, helping students who are behind get caught up on work, in addition to managing her various duties as head of the English Department and Interact Club sponsor. Bravo Zulu, CSM Garcia!
Mrs. Kate Goad, Advancement's Communications and Events Coordinator, is recognized for her flawless organization and planning of the Academy's annual Phonathon and Senior/PG Dinner events. In addition to her other priorities, she has volunteered to coach the spring soccer team. We are thankful for her dedication to the Academy. Bravo Zulu, Mrs. Goad!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy