United States Army Expert Infantry Badge
Criteria: Awarded to U.S. Army personnel who hold infantry or special forces military occupational specialties. The service member must complete a testing phase which is the culmination of weeks of training, leading to a final evaluation period. The test is administered on once per year with pass rates averaging no more than 50 percent, depending on the unit conducting testing. Many EIB recipients value it more than the Combat Infantry Badge due to the rigid testing procedures. Personnel who have been awarded both the EIB and the CIB are not authorized to wear both decorations simultaneously. According to AR 670-1, the CIB has precedence over the EIB.
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