The bar is blue, the color associated with the Infantry branch. The
musket is adapted from the Infantry insignia of branch and represents
the first official U.S. shoulder arm, 1795 model Springfield Arsenal
musket. It was adopted as the official Infantry branch insignia in 1924.
Personnel must meet Department of the Army established testing
requirements and must possess a military occupational specialty within
Career Management Field 11 (Infantry) or 18 (Special Forces), less MOS 18D.
The Expert Infantryman Badge was approved by the Secretary of War on
7 October 1943 and announced in War Department Circular 269 dated
27 October 1943.
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