Awarded by the Fourteenth Fleet Commander in character in the name of Starfleet Command. The Palm Leaf may be awarded to any in character service member of Starfleet present and participating in a mission, during which they played a pivotal role, which causes an affiliation previously hostile to the United Federation of Planets to sue for peaceful relations.
The issuing authority completes the name of the award by determining what mission the Palm Leaf was issued for.
e.g.: Palm Leaf for the Axanar Peace Mission