February 28, 2005
Army outlines eligibility for new Close Combat Badge
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 18) A new badge recognizing troops who have been in combat will debut in March, Lt. Gen. F. L. Hagenbeck, Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, said today.
The Close Combat Badge will recognize specific Armor, Cavalry, Field Artillery and Combat Engineer Soldiers, colonel and below, serving as infantry in units purposefully reorganized to routinely conduct infantry-unique close combat missions and personally present and under fire while conducting those types of missions.
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