Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Awards/OAK

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The WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves are awarded by the project coordinators in the name of the project as a whole; they are intended to recognize editors who have made contributions of truly incredible quality or importance in the area of military history. Members wishing to nominate an editor for the award should leave a brief recommendation on this page, keeping in mind the following:

  1. Editors are cordially requested not to nominate themselves.
  2. Nominees should generally be members of the WikiProject.
  3. Nominees should generally already have received the WikiChevrons.
  4. Nominees should not be coordinators. By tradition and consensus, coordinators are ineligible for the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves until they leave office.

To date, 54 individuals have been awarded the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves. One award has been made posthumously, five individuals have received the award twice, and one award has been made to a group of editors collectively.

  • Abraham, B.S.: In recognition of his many valuable contributions to the project as an active reviewer, a thoughtful contributor to military history discussions, a fine content contributor, and a gentleman. (Awarded January 2009)
  • Adam Cuerden: In recognition of the unprecedented amount of media he has endeavored to bring up to Featured-Class for the project. This includes, but is not limited to, featured pictures, featured images, and featured paintings, which have helped illustrate numerous articles within our scope. (Awarded January 2015)
  • Anotherclown: In recognition of his huge contribution to improving Wikipedia's coverage of military history, and especially that of Australia, as well as making substantial efforts in relation to the project's assessment processes and other tasks. (Awarded May 2012)
  • AustralianRupert: In recognition of his dedicated contributions to the Military history WikiProject during his tenure as coordinator, particularly as exemplified by his diligent and helpful participation in A-Class reviews and by the kindness with which he treated nominators and reviewers. (Awarded November 2011)
  • Auntieruth55: In recognition of her excellent work on three featured articles (Unification of Germany, Cologne War and Hermann Detzner), detailed A-Class reviews, high levels of participation, and for always helping other contributors. (Awarded December 2009)
  • Bahamut0013: In recognition of his contributions to military history and our project. (Posthumous; awarded September 2011)
  • Bedford: In recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to the project's organization by going above and beyond the call of duty in tagging, assessing, and classifying a massive number of articles during the 2007 assessment drive. (Awarded January 2008)
  • Bellhalla: In recognition of his exemplary work on military history articles and DYK entries. (Awarded September 2008)
  • Brad101: In recognition of his excellent work on a sizable number of nautical articles that fall within our scope which has produced a number of high quality articles for the Military history Project and WikiProject Ships. (Awarded February 2010)
  • Buckshot06: In recognition of his consistently excellent edits and his continued commitment and tireless efforts towards improving the quality of articles pertaining to military history. (Awarded June 2008)
  • Bwmoll3: In recognition of his superior contributions to a variety of articles about the United States Air Force, including a great number of those dealing with wings and installations. (Awarded January 2008)
  • Cla68: In recognition of his many valuable contributions to military history articles, and, in particular, his leading role in the creation of numerous featured articles on the topic of the Pacific Theater of World War II. (Awarded April 2007)
  • Cplakidas: in recognition of his truly outstanding work in improving Wikipedia's coverage of the Byzantine period through contributions which (as of June 2010) include 96 DYKs, 20 good articles, one featured article, one featured picture and numerous other article and image creations. (Awarded June 2010)
  • Dapi89: In recognition of their high quality content work. (Awarded June 2011)
  • Durova: In recognition of her exemplary work on military history featured pictures, sounds, and articles. (Awarded August 2008)
  • Eurocopter: In recognition of his long and distinguished service as a coordinator of this project from August 2007 to May 2010; coordination of the Henry Allingham World War I Contest; his exceptional behind the scenes work in the ongoing running of the A-Class review process; and in recognition of his contributions which include three featured articles and six A-Class articles. (Awarded June 2010)
  • EyeSerene: In recognition of his diligent and excellent copyediting of vast quantities of military history articles—notably his work on multiple featured article candidates. (Awarded October 2008)
  • EyeSerene: In recognition of his work as a long-standing co-ordinator of the project and his contributions to Wikipedia as a whole over a period of six years. (Second award; awarded October 2012)
  • Halibutt: In recognition of his massive contributions to articles related to the Eastern Front of World War II and the military history of Poland, including the production of ten featured articles. (Awarded July 2007)
  • Hchc2009: In recognition of his exemplary work over the years on medieval history, biographies and fortifications, as evidenced by many successful GA, A-Class and FA nominations, and also for his consistent efforts as a reviewer. (Awarded February 2014)
  • Hlj: In recognition of his many consistently fine and valuable contributions to military history articles within the American Civil War task force. (Awarded May 2008)
  • Ian Rose: In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Australian military history articles (including four featured articles, an A-Class article, and four good articles), his highly civil and collaborative editing, and his willingness to provide advice and assistance to other editors. (Awarded February 2009)
  • JKBrooks85: In recognition of his diligent efforts to improve our coverage of fortifications in the American Civil War, and, in particular, his creation of a substantial number of A-Class articles. (Awarded October 2007)
  • JonCatalán: In recognition of his distinguished service as a coordinator of this project, his thorough article reviews, and his exemplary contributions to 14 featured articles, one featured topic, and many A-Class and good articles. (Awarded April 2009)
  • Jim Sweeney: In recognition of his contributions to high quality content, outstanding GAN backlog work, and assistance to project members. (Awarded December 2010)
  • Kevin Myers: In recognition of his outstanding work on early modern warfare in North America, and, in particular, the creation of four featured articles on the topic. (Awarded May 2007)
  • Kirill Lokshin: In recognition of his outstanding organizational work, his painstaking maintenance work, and his unstinting advice, throughout his two years of project leadership. (Awarded February 2008)
  • Kyriakos: In recognition of his long and distinguished service as a Coordinator of the Military history WikiProject from February 2007 to September 2008. (Awarded October 2008)
  • LordAmeth: In recognition of his long and distinguished service as a Coordinator of the Military history WikiProject from August 2006 to September 2008. (Awarded October 2008)
  • Magicpiano: In recognition of his diligent work in both the French and Indian and the American Revolutionary Wars, including five featured and numerous good articles. (Awarded October 2010)
  • MBK004: In recognition of his outstanding effort to improve our complement of naval ships by updating infoboxes, replacing deprecated infoboxes, and locating sources for ships in the employment of their respective countries' navies. (Awarded February 2008)
  • Mike Christie: In recognition of his outstanding work on Anglo-Saxon military history, including the production of numerous featured articles. (Awarded November 2007)
  • MisterBee1966: In recognition of his contributions to seven featured lists on German military awards during the Second World War, and for contributing to four good articles and being instrumental in promoting three of them to A-Class status. (Awarded February 2009)
  • MisterBee1966: In recognition of his contributions to the WikiProject over the last four years, including work on articles resulting in four A-Class Medals, five A-Class Medals with Oak Leaves, and five A-Class Medals with Swords, as well as serving as a coordinator twice during that time, for a six-month term in 2010 and a year-long term in 2011–12. (Second award; awarded November 2013)
  • Moonriddengirl: In recognition of her unstinting dedication to finding and eliminating potential copyright concerns in military history articles. Her diligence and commitment have been crucial in helping maintain Wikipedia's reputation as an outstanding scholarly resource on military matters. (Awarded September 2010)
  • Nick-D: In recognition of his long and distinguished service as a coordinator of this project from February 2008 to March 2010; sterling efforts on "big picture" subjects, including ten featured articles; and tireless participation in discussion and review. (Awarded March 2010)
  • Nick-D: In recognition of service as a coordinator, numerous featured, A-class and good articles, participation in the project's review processes and special-projects, service at the Bugle and being always on hand with sound advice. (Second award; awarded November 2014)
  • Nikkimaria: In recognition of her dedicated, thorough, and good-humoured work as a delegate for the featured article review process and as a regular and conscientious reviewer of large numbers of Military history-related featured article candidates. (Awarded September 2011)
  • Noclador: In recognition of his outstanding work on structural graphics for land-based forces worldwide, his contributions to the Alpini and other regiments, and all his other military graphics. (Awarded June 2007)
  • Operation Majestic Titan participants: In recognition of the contributions made by Parsecboy, Cam, The_ed17, Dank, and Saberwyn to the creation of a 63-article featured topic for battlecruisers of the world. Each has an equal claim to an award for the years-long effort they put into the project by working on their individual corners of it, and each has made contributions of truly incredible quality and importance in the area of military history, culminating in the completion of the single largest featured topic to date on Wikipedia and the milestone of having an entire classification of ships—battlecruisers in this case—as good articles, A-Class articles, or featured articles. As Operation Majestic Titan participants, they are collectively recognized for this outstanding accomplishment with a shared award of the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves, the first of its kind to be awarded to a group of editors. (Awarded to Parsecboy, Cam, The_ed17, Dank, and Saberwyn December 2013)
  • Parsecboy: For his outstanding work in bringing almost all of the WWI-era German battleships up to GA, A, or FA class. His single-mind determination in this field has helped immeaasurably with the project's WWI Centennial Drive. (Awarded July 2009)
  • Parsecboy: in recognition of his huge contribution to Wikipedia's coverage of naval history, which has included developing over 30 articles on warships to A-Class standard or higher since 2010. (Second award; awarded August 2013)
  • Piotrus: In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Polish military history, including the creation of numerous featured articles, A-Class articles, and good articles on the subject. (Awarded June 2008)
  • Raul654: In recognition of his contributions to six current military history featured articles, his flexibility in managing the "Today's featured article" list to accommodate relevant main-page appearances, and his generosity in providing many images for our visual library. (Awarded February 2009)
  • RM Gillespie: In recognition of his massive efforts to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the Vietnam War, and, in particular, his development of a substantial portion of the project's A-Class articles. (Awarded April 2007)
  • Roger Davies: In recognition of his outstanding leadership of the Military history WikiProject, including his introduction of the logistics department, his dedication to the Tag and Assess 2008 & B-class Assessment Drive efforts, and his astute advice and never-ending support and encouragement as both a coordinator and lead coordinator. (Awarded September 2009)
  • SandyGeorgia: In recognition of the instrumental role she plays in the featured article process, both by checking the project's featured article candidates to ensure that citations are formatted correctly, and by helping clear out the backlog of featured articles that no longer meet the criteria. (Awarded September 2007)
  • SandyGeorgia: In recognition of her continued contributions to the effectiveness of the featured article process. (Second award; awarded September 2011)
  • Sturmvogel 66: In recognition of his distinguished service as a coordinator of this project, extraordinary performance within the Henry Allingham World War I Contest and other extremely valuable contributions to the project. (Awarded March 2010)
  • Sturmvogel 66: In recognition of his continued sterling performance as a major contributor to our WikiProject. This has included two years as a Coordinator (September 2010 to September 2012), three A-Class Medals, five A-Class Medals with Oak Leaves, and five A-Class Medals with Swords, prolific reviewing and sage advice. (Second award; awarded May 2014)
  • The ed17: In recognition of his sterling service to the project, including six years as a Coordinator, two years co-editing the Bugle newsletter, and participation in writing 25 Featured Articles. (Awarded October 2014)
  • The Land: In recognition of his significant contributions to the area of maritime warfare, as he has authored six of the seven articles in the "history of the battleship" series, with four of these being featured. (Awarded February 2009)
  • TomStar81: In recognition of both his long and distinguished service as a coordinator of this project from August 2007 to October 2008, and of his exemplary contributions to articles on the vessels of the U.S. Navy. (Awarded November 2008)
  • Tony the Marine: In recognition of his considerable efforts in raising Puerto Rican- and Hispanic-related military history articles to featured status. (Awarded October 2007)
  • Wandalstouring: In recognition of his long and dedicated service as a project coordinator and his many contributions to the structure and operations of the project. (Awarded August 2007)
  • Wilsbadkarma: In recognition of his work on lists (included two featured lists) and portals (including one featured portal). Lists especially are an undermanned area of work, and his excellent efforts deserve commendation. (Awarded April 2007)
  • Woody: In recognition of his outstanding work on topics related to the Victoria Cross, notably including the creation of featured articles, featured lists, and a featured topic. (Awarded December 2007)
  • YellowMonkey: In recognition of his efforts in improving the quality of articles related to Vietnamese military history, including the creation of numerous A-Class articles. (Awarded December 2007)