Bravo Zulu Awards
By Colonel David Coggins
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.
Every Friday, the Fork Union Military Academy Faculty and Staff nominate individuals who have exceeded the standards and demonstrated superlative performance. The following are the Bravo Zulu Awards for 2 Oct 2020:
Ms. Kelly Shuman, Asst. Athletic Director, serving as the Acting Athletic Director for one week, for superlative actions coordinating games, matches, virtual events and expertly and safely supervising a dozen sports for over 300 Cadets with strict COVID protocols. Bravo Zulu Kelly Shuman!
PO1 Josh Acree, USNR. Bravo Zulu for superb leadership through teaching, advising and coaching your Cadets who performed extremely well this week. Your leadership of the militarily club providing appropriate activities and awareness of the military forces for our Cadets with interest in potentially joining upon graduation through service academies, officer commissioning programs and enlistment options for all services. Bravo Zulu PO1 Josh Acree!
Cadet Abdulrahman Al Bunnia who’s a Senior from Jordan for his superlative support of our Infirmary delivering meals to those injured and in a quarantine/containment situation. He delivered over 90 meals to order and ensured dietary/religious restrictions and personal desires were accommodated and led recreational activities for their healthy return to the Corps. Bravo Zulu Cadet Al Bunnia!
Cadet Adam Nazar receives a Bravo Zulu for his volunteering to live stream all contests and filming services for the Athletic Department as part of the student activities and Sports Information. Parents and coaches who are looking for scholar/athletes are able to watch games/matches and see their son’s during COVID, which is much appreciated. Bravo Zulu Cadet Nazar!
Cadet Dino Seirvo was awarded a Bravo Zulu for a job well done with the Football teams as manager and film crew. Within the COVID protocols there is even more cleaning and safety then usual with football operations, which is labor intensive and requires hours of work. Bravo Zulu Cadet Deirvo!
Cadet Grant DeMorro was awarded a Bravo Zulu as a member of the Retan Rifles, who this week recruited, trained and equipped new members with a growth of 175% since the beginning of school. His personal dedication to the mission and traditions of Retan Rifles made the difference. Bravo Zulu Cadet Demorro!
Cadet Private Adrian Sampayo was awarded a Bravo Zulu this week for his high academic achievement, outstanding sports performance and conduct on/off the field. His positive mental attitude, respect, discipline and hard work are hereby recognized. Bravo Zulu Cadet Sampayo!
Cadet Omarii Madourie earned a Bravo Zulu this week for his superior leadership. He demonstrates decisiveness and caring for his Cadets in his charge by example. Ductus exemplo is Latin for “leads by example” and is the motto of the US Marine Corps Officer at Candidate School in Quantico. His leadership is making the difference. Bravo Zulu Cadet Madourie!
We are proud of our Cadets, Faculty and Staff for all they do. This was another great week at FUMA. We have no COVID cases amongst our Cadets, Faculty, Staff or supporting personnel on campus.
A Bravo Zulu to the Fork Union Military Academy community, which includes all of us, Alumni, Board of Trustees, Alumni Board, Parents, Donors, Friends and retired faculty/staff for your prayers and support. We go forward together... In God We Trust! Go FUMA!
Join us on Thursday, September 17th, at 6:30 PM ET, as our host, COL Tripp Billingsley, leads a conversation with COL Bill Hitchcock. We will discuss his career at Fork Union Military Academy and his thoughts on preparing another generation to participate in the American system. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time with one of the most influential men in FUMA history.