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Nominations for the Oak Leaves[edit]

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 below, taking into account the criteria on this page. The award is bestowed on all nominees receiving support from a majority of the current coordinator tranche.


Dank[edit]

@WP:MILHIST coordinators: I would like to nominate Dank for the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves in recognition of many years of dedication to the Military History project. Dan has been heavily involved with Milhist's review processes over many years, and has been instrumental in improving our standards for prose and copy editing. Through his copy editing and reviewing, I suspect that he would have had a hand in almost all of the FAs the project has produced over the past five or so years (if not longer). I have learnt a lot from Dan over the years, and I believe so have many others. He has also been a stalwart of the co-ord team for many years, first taking on a role in March 2010 and retaining a position for eight terms before taking a well deserved break. Beyond this, Dan also supports broader Wikipedia goals with his work on WP:TFA, and at WP:FAC, and elsewhere. I hope that you will find this a satisfactory nom. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 06:53, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Support I was surprised to see that Dan had not received the Oak Leaves before. A massive contributor to our ACR reviewing throughput over the years, and although he tends to stick to FAC and TFA now, he's still in there plugging away on behalf of Milhist, improving prose and making excellent suggestions for improvements. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 07:28, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support I am sure that the nomination is well made and well deserved. Cinderella157 (talk) 08:35, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support -- What can I say? Dan has been a great colleague and friend to me and all of the MilHist (and Featured Content) community over the years -- this is indeed well-deserved, and occurring only at this late date because of his long service as a coord up till now. Thanks/cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 08:57, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Actually, I was thinking of proposing him for coordinator emeritus, but that shouldn't preclude giving him the Oak Leaves as well. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 09:04, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support A well deserved nomination. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 10:30, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support, obviously. Dan's work has been indispensable. Parsecboy (talk) 11:43, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Is any reason required? Awesome work done by Dank! Adityavagarwal (talk) 14:38, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
    • Very kind, guys, and I consider you friends as well. - Dank (push to talk) 22:09, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong support Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 01:08, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. -- Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 14:31, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Agree with everything that's been said - and if I'm not mistaken, Dank's also copy-edited a few of my more challenging articles and op-eds over the years. That always deserves recognition :) TomStar81 (Talk) 19:43, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Jackyd101[edit]

@WP:MILHIST coordinators: I would like to present Jackyd101 for your consideration to receive the WikiChevrons with Oak Leaves. Jackyd101 is an old stager, having been a member of the project since 2006 by my reckoning, with their main effort being focussed on the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. They have an excellent content creation record, with 12 FAs, seven FLs, 112 GAs, DYKs out the yingyang, but also an unbelievable 241! GAN reviews to their credit! Given that GAN is one of the engine rooms of this project as well as WP as a whole, the GAN reviewing effort alone justifies this award in my view. Still very active in content creation after all these years, they currently have five articles in the GAN list. While I can't find an award of the WikiChevrons in their archives (our guidelines say a recipient should "generally" have already received the WikiChevrons), I believe this is an IAR situation. I hope you'll agree. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 06:32, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Support: Jacky is another editor very deserving of this award; thank you, PM, for nominating. Happy to ignore the issue with the WikiChevrons. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 07:06, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: A well made case well deserving. Cinderella157 (talk) 09:00, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Happy to support. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 09:49, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Anotherclown (talk) 09:33, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 07:16, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. I reviewed Battle of Groix at FAC and was impressed. Definitely someone we want to keep hold of! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:03, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support I've been familiar with Jackyd's work for several years. I'm glad to see him back! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 16:51, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. Someone with such a exceptional record of content creation certainly deserves this award. Biblio (talk) 17:05, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
    Awarded. Biblio (talk) 17:14, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
    Sorry I was late to the party but, FTR, I also recall Jacky's work from way back and am glad to see him back -- strong (if belated) support, and tks PM for the nom. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 22:02, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Nominations for the A-Class Medal[edit]

A-Class Medal nominations are initiated when an editor first achieves three successful A-Class nominations, and for every third subsequent successful A-Class nomination. These medal nominations need at least two coordinators' votes to succeed; the role of the second (and any subsequent) coordinators is only to verify that the editor is due to receive this medal in order to prevent accidental awards. Once an A-Class Medal has been awarded, add it to the A-Class Medal page.

Parsecboy (30)[edit]

A-Class medal with Diamonds: for SMS Brandenburg, SMS Wittelsbach, and Greek battleship Salamis

Sturmvogel 66 (23)[edit]

A-Class medal with Diamonds: for St Vincent-class battleship, HMS Neptune (1909) and German destroyer Z1 Leberecht Maass

Iazyges (2)[edit]

A-Class medal: for German destroyer Z39, German destroyer Z1 Leberecht Maass, and German destroyer Z2 Georg Thiele

Hawkeye7 (34)[edit]

A-Class medal with Diamonds: for Operation Grapple, British hydrogen bomb programme, and Project Emily

Peacemaker (22)[edit]

A-Class medal with Diamonds: for First Battle of Dernancourt, Momčilo Đujić and Waterloo Bay massacre

Sp33dyphil (2)[edit]

A-Class medal: for STRAT-X, McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II and Sukhoi Su-37


Nominations for the A-Class Cross[edit]

A-Class Cross nominations become possible when an editor has achieved their fifteenth A-Class Medal with Diamonds. An A-Class Cross nomination is initiated when such an editor achieves another five successful A-Class nominations, and for every fifth subsequent successful A-Class nomination. These cross nominations need at least two coordinators' votes to succeed; the role of the second (and any subsequent) coordinators is only to verify that the editor is due to receive this cross in order to prevent accidental awards. Once an A-Class Cross has been awarded, add it to the A-Class Cross page.