Combat Infantrymens Association


The Combat Infantrymen’s Association (CIBA) is a non-profit organization that provides essential resources and support to CIB Veterans and their families. Your donation will help the CIBA provide financial assistance, educational and job training programs, mental health counseling, and support groups to CIB Veterans. Please consider Joining our Association or making a donation today.

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The CIBA Mission

The Mission of the Combat Infantrymen’s Association, Inc. is to Support, Promote and Honor US Army Infantry and Special Forces Soldiers who have been awarded 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.

Today 80 years later, the driving force of the Combat Infantrymen’s Association  continues to be it’s courageous 5200+ members. We have three levels of membership for our new members to choose from. Please take the time to click on one 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

The National Commander of the CIBA prides himself as a diligent and committed leader of the CIBA. While in active service and now as the CIBA Commander, CSM (R) Frederick F. Bourjaily keeps an “Open Door Policy” for all CIBA Members. If you should have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the National Commander.

Your Support Is Appreciated

CIBA Individual / Family Support Membership - Non U.S. Army Combat Infantry Badge Holders, Spouses, Friends, Family, military, non-military are all welcome. CIBA Corporate Support Membership - Sponsorship eligibility is open to any business, or organization. Please take the time to click on our Support Membership Section for full details. Also, please consider donating to the CIBA.

Your Special Needs

We leave no one behind. Today our world can be tough and money can be tight, but we still want you to be a part of our CIBA community. If you are a “CIB Holder” and can’t afford our membership fees please contact the National Commander to explain your situation. He reads his emails daily and shares personal information with no one.

The VA Podcast Network

Learning new things while staying entertained has never been easier for America’s Veterans. The VA Podcasts Network offers a diverse selection of top-quality podcasts made with a Veteran community in mind. Each podcast specializes on a different topic and covers gripping content that no Veteran should want to miss out on. Just click on the podcasts to the right and listen to the wealth of knowledge that awaits to be heard.