Our History

In 1985, three World War II veterans who each earned the Combat Infantryman Badge for their service, conceived the idea of an organization to honor and connect other members of their elite group. Robert W. Wisecup, Paul N. Baker, and Richard A. Soesbee worked together to found the Combat Infantrymen’s Association, connecting all the Army veterans who received this honorable distinction. Read more

Divisions & Commanders

Find current information regarding Nationwide and Division Commands. These documents are updated regularly. Read more

Past National Commanders

Click here for a complete list of past National Commanders. Read more

The Combat Infantryman Badge

The Combat Infantryman Badge is awarded to US Army officers, warrant officers, and enlisted soldiers who participate in active ground combat as a member of infantry or Special forces during any period after December 6, 1941. Read more

The Infantry

Typically defined as soldiers specifically trained to fight on foot and engage the enemy face-to-face, infantrymen are the backbone of armies. Infantry units have physically demanding training and place great emphasis on discipline, fitness, strength, and aggression. Read more

Scholarship Programs

We sponsor scholarship award contests with schools and children’s organizations to promote patriotism and keep in the forefront the memory of those who have served. Check here for more information about applying for one of those awards. Read more


Click here for some interesting historical facts and trivia. Read more

Become a Member

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.

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Combat Infantrymen's Association
825C Merrimon Ave, Suite 354
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 490-9303