“The present war has demonstrated the importance of highly proficient, tough, hard, and aggressive infantry, which can be obtained only by developing a high degree of individual all-around proficiency on the part of every infantryman. As a means of attaining the high standards desired and to foster esprit de corp in infantry units, the Combat Infantryman Badge is established for infantry personnel.”
Section I of War Department Circular #269 27 October 1943, Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall.
What We Do
Combat Infantrymen’s Association’s purpose is to…
To help shape public policy before the American public on issues of importance to Combat Infantrymen.
To support scholarship programs for all who have earned the Combat Infantryman Badge and their family.
To foster collaborative relationships with like organizations, to leverage our mission and membership for the betterment of the greater Combat Infantry Community.
To provide a means of communication and fellowship between those who have earned the Combat Infantry Badge.
To Identify resources for our combat Infantrymen facing financial hardship.
Dedicated to Promoting & Honoring
The Mission of the Combat Infantrymen’s Association is to Support, Promote, and Honor US Army Infantry and Special Forces Soldiers who have been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.
The following companies are proud supporters of CIBAssoc
Wisoon Corp. / Montena Taranto
Bernard Affeto & Co.
Batavia Container, Inc.
Michele Baking Co.
Lake Vets Foundations
Christmas Cheer Fund
AMD Enterprises (McDonalds)
McCook Cold Storage
Wetoska Packaging Distributors
ADFAC / IMAC
Certified Financial Corp
Innovative Packaging / Encore Industries
Arcadia Press, Inc.
Flair Flexible Packaging
Highland American Legion Post 501
North Woods Group
American Contract Wallcovering
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese