Walther von Lüttwitz
Lt. General, Chief of the General Staff, 5th Army
21 August 1916
He was awarded the Pour le Mérite for outstanding leadership and distinguished military planning and succesful operations on the eastern front. General von Lüttwitz received the Pour le Mérite Order at Supreme Headquarters at Pless on the same day as he was assigned to the position of Chief of the General Staff of the 5th German Army. He also received the Oakleaves on 24 March 1918 for successful operations on the western front during the German Spring offensive of 1918.