Combat Action Badge Silver-Oxide Finish
The Combat Action Badge provides special recognition to
soldiers who personally engage the enemy, or are engaged by
the enemy during combat operations. The bayonet and grenade
are associated with active combat. The oak wreath symbolizes strength and loyality.
The Combat Action Badge (CAB) may be awarded by any commander delegated authority by the Secretary of the Army during wartime or the CG, U.S. Army Human Resources Command and will be announced in permanent orders.
1) The requirements for award of the CAB are Branch and MOS immaterial. Assignment to a Combat Arms unit or a unit organized to conduct close or offensive combat operations, or performing offensive combat operations is not required to qualify for the CAB. However, it is not intended to award all soldiers who serve in a combat zone or imminent danger area.
(2) Specific Eligibility Requirements:
a. May be awarded to any soldier.
b. Soldier must be performing assigned duties in an area where hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay is authorized.
c. Soldier must be personally present and actively engaging or being engaged by the enemy, and performing satisfactorily in accordance with the prescribed rules of engagement.
d. Soldier must not be assigned/attached to a unit that would qualify the soldier for the CIB/CMB.
(3) May be awarded to members from the other U.S. Armed Forces and foreign soldiers assigned to a U.S. Army unit, provided they meet the above criteria.
(4) Award of the CAB is authorized from 18 September 2001 to a date to be determined. Award for qualifying service in any previous conflict is not authorized.
Our Combat Action Badge is a oxidized silver badge, 1 inch in height and 2 inches in width, consisting of a rectangle bearing a boyonet surmounting a grenade over an elliptical oak wreath. This is the same badge that is supplied to the U.S. Army and sold in the Army Post Exchanges.
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