Combat Infantryman Badge Design

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Update time : 2019-12-29 13:21:59
The original CIB model of the Second World War was a silver and enamel badge, consisting of a 3-inch (76 mm) wide rectangular pole and an infantry blue battlefield superimposed with a 1795 Springfield arsenal. The device is superimposed on an oval oak leaf wreath and symbolizes firm character, strength and loyalty. During World War II, a metal composite model of the CIB existed, which consisted of a separate EIB rectangular badge and oak leaf garland, and was then fixed to the jacket as a combat infantry badge. Later, matte black soft metal badges were made to accommodate fatigue in the wild. Since the Second World War, CIB has been manufactured from cloth (colored and soft) for wear, such as matte metal models, fatigue field uniforms and miniatures.

On February 8, 1952, the Army approved the addition of an asterisk to the CIB, indicating that soldiers participated in more than one war. The first is an internationally recognized CIB in recognition of combat operations in the Korean War. At that time, the US Army Heraldic Academy also created eight CIB design awards. The second to fourth CIB awards are represented by five-point silver stars. One to three stars are located on top of the badge, between the flower tips of the oak leaf wreath. The fifth to eighth CIB awards are marked with gold stars. However, Army Regulation No. 600-8-22 (Military Award) can only be awarded to a maximum of three CIB awards. Enamel badges can be awarded in four periods:

World War II (December 7, 1941 to September 3, 1945)
Korean War (June 27, 1950 to July 27, 1953)
Other actions during the Vietnam War and the Cold War era (March 2, 1961 to March 10, 1995)
War on Terror (September 18, 2001, to be determined)
Currently, the "Battle Infantry Badge" is worn a quarter (0.25 ") above the service ribbon over the left chest pocket of Class A uniform jackets and other CIB approved uniforms. As of June 2011, the badge and its seams The equivalent can be worn on the Army Combat Uniform (ACU).

1st award CIB

2nd award CIB

3rd award CIB