Talk:Combat Infantryman Badge

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Gulf War[edit]

Could someone expand or at least mention where the first Gulf War fits into this? It is listed as a stat for the amount of people that have been awarded, but then in mentioning which conflicts qualify it doesn't say. Is it a separate incident. Is it included in the Vietnam conflicts? There are apparently 20,000 awardees. Can anyone clarify? (talk) 05:46, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

If you are just looking for the information read National_Infantry_Museum#Former_exhibit_honored_a_rare_achievement . It is addressed there with a link to the referenced information. Meyerj (talk) 01:07, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

  • The Army Regulation: c. The CIB is authorized for award for the following qualifying wars, conflicts, and operations:

(1) World War II (7 December 1941 to 3 September 1945). (2) The Korean War (27 June 1950 to 27 July 1953). (3) Republic of Vietnam Conflict (2 March 1961 to 28 March 1973), combined with qualifying service in Laos (19 April 1961 to 6 October 1962). (4) Dominican Republic (28 April 1965 to 1 September 1966). (5) Korea on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) (4 January 1969 to 31 March 1994). (6) El Salvador (1 January 1981 to 1 February 1992). (7) Grenada (23 October to 21 November 1983). (8) Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea (23 November 1984). (9) Panama (20 December 1989 to 31 January 1990). (10) Southwest Asia Conflict (17 January to 11 April 1991). (11) Somalia (5 June 1992 to 31 March 1994). (12) Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, 5 December 2001 to a date to be determined). (13) Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, 19 March 2003 to a date to be determined).

  1. 10 is the first Gulf war. Meyerj (talk) 02:11, 10 November 2012 (UTC)


Husnock: I saw that you removed my line about the Combat Action Badge. I restored my line. The link isn't working but the Combat Action Badge article is up. I assume the line wilkipedia says when you click on the CAB link about "If you have created this page in the past few minutes and it has not yet appeared, it may not be visible due to a delay in updating the database." applies. If you do a search for "combat action badge" the badge article will come up.

Hoursemen4life: I removed your edit, "However at present, the CIB may only be awarded once thus the "star" system is no longer used." since it is an incorrect interpretation of AR 600-8-22: (4) War on Terrorism (Afghanistan, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM) and (Iraq, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM). g. Subsequent awards of the CIB is not authorized for the same qualifying period, as outlined above. This means that an Infantryman who who served in Iraq can't receive a second CIB for service in Afghanistan or visa versa. But it does not mean that the the "star" system is no longer used. For example an Infantryman who served in Operation Desert Storm and later in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom is authorized to wear the CIB with a star. Ehrentitle 05:00, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Not Sure I agree with your "higher", "same", and "lower" assessments...[edit]

...From what I remember, the Grouping of badges is for wear purposes, but Combat Badges supercede Expert badges. I may be wrong, but a cite might be nice. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:11, 10 April 2007 (UTC). Its true that Combat Badges supercede Expert Badges per AR 600-2Brdduffy (talk) 18:02, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

US Army KIA not covered by CIB[edit]

Lebanon Peacekeeping 1982-84: 3

Restore Hope/UNOSOM, Somalia, 1992-1994: 27 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:29, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Also, WW2 era went to: the period December 1, 1941, through December 31, 1946, when hostilities were officially terminated by Presidential Proclamation. (So, if any US Army members of 88th ID were killed post 8 May 1945 by Yugoslav snipers in Trieste it likely fell under WW2 period)

Exception to above:

Korea 1969: CIB awarded for hostilities during an Armistice —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:36, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Who actually designed the CIB?[edit]

I can't seem to find from a reliable source the actual designer of the CIB. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Brdduffy (talkcontribs) 18:16, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Mention of being awarded once in exceptional circumstances[edit]

The CIB was awarded once in exceptional circumstance to Joseph Stilwell; may appear somewhat trivial however I think it might be worthy of a mention. Perhaps for later inclusion. Aeonx (talk) 08:47, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Definately. -Atfyfe (talk) 09:31, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Three general officers were given the CIB either at retirement or after retirement. It is noted on their respective pages. They were not awarded the CIB as Army Regulations have always specified only colonel and below are authorized award.Meyerj (talk) 01:13, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

reference or citation.[edit]

It is important to remember that the Instatute of Heraldry is NOT the authority to reference for award of the CIB. Army Regulation 600-8-20 Military Awards, is the "only" authority. Meyerj (talk) 01:17, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

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