Expert Soldier Badges
The Expert Soldier Badge, or ESB, is a special skills badge of the United States Army. It was previously known as the Expert Action Badge, or EAB, before being renamed. Similar in appearance to the Combat Action Badge, the EAB would be awarded to soldiers who are neither infantry, nor combat medics. The badge was approved on June 14, 2019 and entered service in October 2019, as a way for soldiers in other military occupational specialties to certify competencies within their specific occupation, as well as general combat readiness.