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 Nicholas Coleman is an eighth grader and a first-year cadet in Charlie Company. He is a boarding student from Woodbridge, Virginia and has made quite an impression, continuously standing out during events. Cadet Coleman is this year’s Trustee Scholar and was selected last week as the best overall Cadet Private in the Corps of Cadets for Term 1. He maintained confidence, tact, and bearing during a grueling 2-hour interview process that questioned him on his FUMA knowledge, leadership, current events, and history. Bravo Zulu, Cadet Coleman!
Mrs. Kelsey Hill, Director of College Placement and Academic Services, worked tirelessly this week to make sure that her 28 senior cadets are in good shape regarding their college applications and essays prior to her maternity leave, which begins next week. Coming in early and leaving late, she has put in countless hours preparing notes and files for the individuals who will be filling in for her while she is gone. She also took the time to meet with all 28 of her cadets individually during their senior seminar periods. We wish Mrs. Hill a safe and restful maternity leave as she welcomes the newest member of her family. Bravo Zulu, Mrs. Hill!
Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)
Fork Union Military Academy