Oak Leaf
Oak leaf may refer to:

  • Oak leaf cluster
    Oak leaf cluster
    An oak leaf cluster is a common device which is placed on U.S. Army and Air Force awards and decorations to denote those who have received more than one bestowal of a particular decoration. The number of oak leaf clusters typically indicates the number of subsequent awards of the decoration...

    , a U.S. military decoration
  • A bronze oak leaf device is also used to signify a Mention in Despatches or the award of the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service is a British military award that recognises meritorious service during, or in support of, operations...

     in Commonwealth militaries
  • An additional distinction of Oak Leaves (mit Eichenlaub) was awarded to 883 recipients of the Knight's Cross
    Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
    The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was a grade of the 1939 version of the 1813 created Iron Cross . The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was the highest award of Germany to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership during World War II...

     of the German Iron Cross
    Iron Cross
    The Iron Cross is a cross symbol typically in black with a white or silver outline that originated after 1219 when the Kingdom of Jerusalem granted the Teutonic Order the right to combine the Teutonic Black Cross placed above a silver Cross of Jerusalem....

     during the Second World War
  • The rank insignia of Major (United States)
    Major (United States)
    In the United States Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps, major is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of captain and just below the rank of lieutenant colonel...

     and Lieutenant Colonel (United States)
    Lieutenant Colonel (United States)
    In the United States Army, United States Air Force, and United States Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of major and just below the rank of colonel. It is equivalent to the naval rank of commander in the other uniformed services.The pay...

    , as well as Lieutenant Commander (United States)
    Lieutenant commander (United States)
    Lieutenant commander is a mid-ranking officer rank in the United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps, with the pay grade of O-4 and NATO rank code OF-3...

      and Commander (United States)
    Commander (United States)
    In the United States, commander is a military rank that is also sometimes used as a military title, depending on the branch of service. It is also used as a rank or title in some organizations outside of the military, particularly in police and law enforcement.-Naval rank:In the United States...

     are oak leaves

  • Any member of the Kallima
    Kallima, known as the Oakleaf or Oak Leaf butterflies, is a genus of butterflies of the subfamily Nymphalinae in the family Nymphalidae. They are found in east, south and southeast Asia. Their common name is a reference to the rear surface of their wings, which is various shades of brown...

     genus of butterflies
  • Oak Leaf, Texas
    Oak Leaf, Texas
    Oak Leaf is a city in Ellis County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,209 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Oak Leaf is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land....

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