oak-leaf cluster


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oak-leaf cluster

n
(Military) US an insignia consisting of oak leaves and acorns awarded to holders of certain military decorations to indicate a further award of the same decoration
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Kinne's awards include the Legion of Merit with one oak-leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four oak-leaf clusters, and Air Force Commendation Medal.
Short's awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with one oak-leaf cluster, the Mertitorious Service Medal with five oak-leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one oak-leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal (10th award), Vietnam Service medal with six campaign stars and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, the Humanitarian Service Award, the Armed Forces expeditionary medal Southwest Asia service medal and Kuwait Liberation Medal for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Major General Doesburg's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with one bronze oak-leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (7th Award), Army Commendation Medal with one bronze oak-leaf cluster, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, and National Defense Service Medal with two bronze oak-leaf clusters.
Command Sergeant Major Vinson's military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak-leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with service star, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze service stars, and the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with a bronze oak-leaf cluster.
They depict a lion flanked by a ship's anchor and shipping boxes on the left, and a three-masted sailing ship on the right, surmounted by oak-leaf clusters. "No" is printed in the upper-left corner, and there are two faint guidelines for writing.
Brigadier General McGuire's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak-leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak-leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak-leaf clusters, Iraq Campaign Medal, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.
Elsewhere in the spectrum of formerly popular recipes, there is potential for the Ahmed Dogan, the pizza for rights and freedoms, made in the traditional Turkish way, and then the Simeon Saxe-Coburg, royally flavoured with pine and oak-leaf clusters.
His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak-leaf clusters, AF Commendation Medal with oak leaf, AF Achievement Medal, National Defense Ser vice Medal with service star, AF Recognition Ribbon with device, Organizational Excellence with two devices, AF Good Conduct Medal with eight oak-leaf clusters and an Overseas-Short Tour with oak leaf.
Major General Wooten's military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal with two oak-leaf clusters.
Command Sergeant Major Hiltner's awards include the Legion of Merit with two oak-leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3d award), Army Commendation Medal with six oak-leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with six oak-leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal with two service stars, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th award), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Honorable Order of the Dragon, and Ancient Order of the Dragon.