Combat Infantrymen's Association

The Combat Infantrymen’s Association (CIBA) is a non-profit organization that offers crucial resources and aid to CIB Veterans and their loved ones. By donating, you can help the CIBA provide financial support, job training and education programs, mental health counseling, and support groups to CIB Veterans. You can join our Association or donate today to make a difference.

Lifetime Members

3,170

Annual Members

4,001

Support Members

1,192

The CIBA Mission

The goal of the Combat Infantrymen's Association, Inc. is to provide support, recognition, and respect to US Army Infantry and Special Forces soldiers who have received the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Infantry Creed

I am the Infantry – Queen of Battle! For two centuries I have kept our Nation safe, purchasing freedom with my blood. To tyrants, I am the day of reckoning; to the oppressed, the hope for the future. Where the fighting is thick, there am I… I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME!

CIBA Membership

The Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) was established by the War Department on 27 October 1943. Lieutenant General Lesley J. McNair, then the Army Ground Forces commanding general, was instrumental in its creation.

Even after 80 years, the Combat Infantrymen's Association is still powered by its brave 5200+ members. We offer three membership levels for new members to select from. Please take the time to view our membership levels for full details.

CIBA Purpose

  • To help shape public policy before the American public on issues of importance to combat Infantry.
  • To Identify resources for our combat Infantry facing financial hardship.
  • To support scholarship programs for all who have earned the Combat Infantry Badge and their family.
  • To provide a means of communication and fellowship between those who have earned the Combat Infantry Badge.

The Commander

CSM (R) Frederick F. Bourjaily, the National Commander of CIBA, is known for his diligence and commitment as a leader. He maintains an "Open Door Policy" for all CIBA Members, both during his active service and now as the Commander. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, feel free to contact the National Commander.

Your Support Is Appreciated

Welcome to the CIBA Individual/Family Support Membership. This membership is open to non-U.S. Army Combat Infantry Badge holders, their spouses, friends, and family, as well as military and non-military members. Additionally, we offer the CIBA Corporate Support Membership, which is available to any business or organization. For more information about our Support Memberships, please visit our website and click on the Support Membership Section. Thank you for your interest, and please consider donating to the CIBA.

Your Special Needs

Our CIBA community values inclusivity and fairness. We understand that times can be tough and finances can be tight, but we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be a part of our community. If you are a CIB Holder and are unable to afford our membership fees, please reach out to our National Commander to explain your situation. Rest assured that he reads his emails daily and your personal information will remain confidential.

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