Hans von Seeckt
Colonel, Chief of the General Staff, 11th Army
14 May 1915
He was awarded the Pour le Merite for outstanding leadership and distinguished military planning and succesful operations during the German victory at Gorlice - Tarnow on 2 May 1915. Also for distinction at the battles of Przemysl and Lemberg, Galicia. He was also awarded the Oakleaves.