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:
Mrs. Kayla Jones, Registrar and Fine Arts Instructor, is recognized for her leadership and tireless efforts in planning all of our end of the year academic events. Amid COVID-19 regulations, Kayla has successfully planned the middle and upper school graduations and awards ceremonies giving families the opportunity to take part in these special events when possible, at maximum capacity. Her dedication to our cadets is unwavering. Bravo Zulu, Mrs. Jones!
Maintenance Department is recognized for their total commitment to beautifying the campus for the various events that take place this week. From housekeeping and lawn care to event set-up and everything in between, their behind the scenes efforts ensure successful events. Bravo Zulu, Scott Krogh, Director of Support; Warren Whitworth, Director of Maintenance; John Hurley, Deputy Director of Maintenance; Rich Taddei, Assistant Athletic Director; Clarence Bates; Charlene Branch; Nancy Chance; James Christian; Anthony Craft; Teresa Crawford; Glen Critzer; Agnes Davis; John Jackson; Richard Jamerson; Annie James; Carolyn Lewis; Marshall Payne; Stephen Plumb; Richard Richardson; Carol Tipton; Curtis Toney; and Theodore Wade!
Mrs. Kristin Firewicz, our volunteer photographer, who joined the FUMA family about two months ago, is recognized for her exceptional skills in capturing great memories for our cadet families. Her photos can be found online at: https://photos.forkunion.com. Kristin jumped in and has made an immediate positive impact. Her optimism is an encouragement to all. Bravo Zulu, Ms. Firewicz!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy