Army approves new Close Combat Badge

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    Army approves new Close Combat Badge

    I am normally a guy that doesn't like to mess with tradition, but I think this is a good move. There was a time when wearing a CIB or CFMB really did set those that had engaged in combat apart from "rear-echelon" units. Nowadays, more and more non-Infantry MOS's are engaging in close combat, so if this helps moral, why not? They deserve some king of recognition too.

     
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    Its only fair that troops that are in combat, even when they aren't suppose to be, should get some special designation.

    I wonder what the actual criteria will be, x number of hours under fire or in combat conditions? The CIB criteria has changed over the years. But its still a prestigous badge to wear.

    Is there any picture of it available?
     

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