Army Combat Badge eligibility
Colonel Commandant, Australian Army Public Relations Service, COL John Weiland, posted a notice to AAPRSA members to check their eligibility for the Army Combat Badge (ACB)
If you believe you are eligible after having read the following outline of requirement and attachment, please contact COL Weiland with your: Name, Regimental Number, the combat team, the location, and the period you were force assigned.
He will review the details and if you may have a strong case, will approach Army Headquarters on your behalf for a decision.
The purpose of the ACB is 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.
Applications and/or enquiries can be sent electronically to Army.Ceremonial@defence.gov.au or mailed to:
Army Ceremonial Cell
PO BOX 7901
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
Defence Instruction (Army) Personnel 119-1 contains further information and is available in PDF form by clicking here: