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Army Expert Action Badge (EAB)

Army Expert Action Badge (EAB)

The Expert Action Badge (EAB) will be very similar to the Expert Infantryman
Badge (EIB) and the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB). If approved, The Army
could authorize the badge by 2019.

The EAB will be for every soldier who’s not an infantryman or medic, Candidates
will be tested on warrior tasks and battle drills (WTBD) in a training event similar
to what soldiers must complete for the EIB and EFMB.

The Army is scheduled to run a pilot at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington
this April to test Soldiers on the Expert Action Badge. The badge and testing,
must receive final approval from the chief of staff of the Army and Army secretary.

As for the badge itself, CSM Davenport said the early-stage concept for the Expert
Action Badge will still have the bayonet and fragmentation grenade found on a
Combat Action Badge, but there won’t be a wreath.