This pamphlet establishes policies, procedures, and standards for awarding the expert infantryman badge (EIB). Commanders offer the EIB test to any infantry soldier who wants to take it. The EIB test measures the individual infantry soldier’s physical fitness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a broad spectrum of critical infantry skills. Commanders award the EIB to any soldier who demonstrates excellence in the performance of the test. The purpose of the EIB is–
To recognize any outstanding infantry soldier who attains a high degree of professional skill, expertise, and excellence.
To identify any infantry soldier who can expertly maintain, operate, and employ his weapons and equipment.
To enhance individual training programs in infantry units by providing a difficult, yet attainable, goal for which any infantry soldier can strive.
The reference section lists required and related publications and prescribed forms.
1-3. EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS
The glossary explains abbreviations and special terms used in this pamphlet.
1-4. AUTHORITY TO TEST AND AWARD THE EIB
Commanders and commandants of the following organizations administer EIB tests and award the EIB to qualified infantry soldiers in their commands:
Separate infantry brigades and regiments.
Divisional brigades, when authority is delegated to them by their division commanders.
United States Army Training Centers (ATCs).
Separate infantry battalions, when they receive the authority from the commander exercising general courts-martial authority over their units.
Special forces groups.
Separate special forces battalions, when they receive the authority from the commander who exercises general courts-martial authority over their units.
The United States Army Infantry School.
1-5. FREQUENCY OF EIB TEST
The EIB test uses standardized performance measures to gauge a soldier’s ability to perform…