Army Combat Badge. The Army has two uniform embellishments to identify those members of the Army who have served in warlike operations in a direct combat role, or in a primary role in direct support to a combat team. These badges are the Army Combat Badge (ACB) and the Infantry Combat Badge (ICB). The purpose of the ACB is not to recognise combat duties but to recognise service with a combat element through formal force assignment.
To be eligible to be issued the ACB, a member must have:
(1) been force assigned to a combat team for a period of either a continuous or an aggregate of 90 days satisfactory service; or
(2) been physically deployed in the same geographical location as a Combat Team and have a primary role to directly support that Combat Team for a period of either a continuous or an aggregate of 90 days satisfactory service.
(1) been serving on warlike operations; and
(2) not been previously issued the Infantry Combat Badge (ICB) or ACB.
The ACB is to be worn by eligible personnel on the left breast above medals or medal ribbons and aircrew badges. The ACB is only awarded once to an individual.