CIA History

Past National Commanders - Earl A. Rubley compiled this history from existing records and, from his memory of day to day association with one or more of the "Founding Fathers”. Past National Commanders are listed here thru 2011:

  • Robert Wisecup-*
  • Paul N Baker-*
  • Robert H Meuser-*
  • Howard R Head
  • Carl Lombard
  • Dr. Ed Zebrowski
  • Dr. Robert Towles
  • Jack Wagner
  • Ray Yamrus
  • Earl W Kennedy
  • Bill Zalph Cross



Almost all of these National Commanders and their staff’s worked hard and moved the organization along a steady increase in numbers of The Combat Infantrymen’s Associaion..The most recent Commander Earl W Kennedy reorganized the entire association and improved our electronic capabilities by creating one of the best websites of any veterans organization. Mr. Kennedy also improved and rewrote the bylaws increasing financial security with modern banking procedures and increased reporting requirements from the field units. During Kennedy’s term donations to charities increased significantly and the association’s financial status improved at the same time.

The loss of many of our WWII veterans has increased and created a vacuum that is readily felt throughout our organization. Our volunteers continue to work hard and are extremely dedicated to all of our Combat Infantry Heroes.


Ready To Become A Regular, Individual or Business Support Member ?

In addition to regular membership we welcome Individual and Business Support members. Support members can help with the overall operations of our individual units and promotion of our Association. Although they cannot vote or be elected to office they offer great support to our local units. Many members sign up their family and close friends as Support members.