Army Directive 01-1701

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This Army Directive was SUPERSEDED by Army Directive 2105-02

Army Directive 01-1701 was issued 30 March 2017 under the authority of the Marshal of the Army. It establishes the Combat Infantry Badge program and details the requirements of it for the Royal Manticoran Army.

Order Text

To: All Officers and Enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Army and King Roger I Military Academy Faculty and Staff, all Allied Navies, and Landing University System
From: Brigadier General Peter Gordon, Chief of Staff Royal Manticoran Army
Re: Royal Manticoran Army Combat Infantry Badge (Army Directive 01-1701)

As of the date of this Directive, by my hand, and by the authority grand unto me by our Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth III, of the Star Kingdom of Manticore; the following requirements for award of the Combat Infantry Badge are implemented in recognition for outstanding service to the Royal Manticoran Army.

Issued By: Chief of Staff, Royal Manticoran Army
Frequency: Once per lifetime
Issued For: Acknowledgement of participation in ground combat action, having been personally present and under direct hostile enemy fire in the official capacity as a Soldier in the Royal Manticoran Army. This is to show that the Soldier has demonstrated active participation across many aspects of the Royal Manticoran Army and TRMN as a whole by meeting or exceeding the requirements and qualifications listed below.


The Combat Infantry Badge shall be awarded to any Soldier in the Royal Manticoran Army or military personnel of the Grand Alliance assigned to an Army installation or unit in a support capacity when that Soldier reaches a total of twenty (20) points in qualifications in the four categories below, with the provision that no more than ten (10) points may come from any single category:


Each level of proficiency in each weapon of the Army or Navy marksmanship programs shall count for one half point. Example: LCPL Jones earned Pistol Sharpshooter in the Navy before transferring to the Army, where she earned Marksman in Grenade and Tribarrel, and Expert in Grenade Launcher. These Marksmanship Levels would be worth one half point for each Marksman qualification, plus one point for Sharpshooter and one and one half points for the Expert qualification. The total toward the award would be (0.5 x 2)+1+1.5=3.5 points.


Each exam completed at the King Roger I Military Academy shall count as one half point, with examinations from other military and civilian academies counting as one-quarter point. Example: SGT Wilson has completed six exams from KR1MA and four from the Merchant Marine Academy. This yields four points. (0.5 x 6)+(0.25 x 4)=4

Charity/Community Service

Soldiers shall earn credit toward this category by participation in charity events for Big Cat Rescue or other charity designated at the Unit level or above. Each instance requires participation, not simply attendance at the charity event. Each event shall count as one point for charities other than Big Cat Rescue, for events that qualify for the Grand Alliance Campaign Medal two points shall be earned. Example: Captain Mainwaring has participated in Extra Life, one local charity event, and one fundraiser for Big Cat Rescue for which he was awarded the Grand Alliance Campaign Medal. Captain Mainwaring will receive a total of four points, one each for the two locally authorized charities and another two for the Big Cat Rescue event. (2 x 1) + 2 = 4

Event Participation

Soldiers shall receive points in this category based on their attendance or participation in major events while participating as a member of a Royal Manticoran Army unit. Each award of the Prisoner of War Medal, the Silesian Anti-Piracy Campaign Medal, the Silesian Peacekeeping and Observational Medal,[1] or Havenite War Campaign Medal shall confer three (3) points. One point shall be awarded for attending events external to the chapter, or for participation in events run by the chapter for the benefit of other chapters or non-TRMN personnel. In order to qualify for the one-point level, the Soldier must have participated the entire time as TRMN personnel, preferably in Convention Minimum or other appropriate TRMN-identifiable garb or by associating with TRMN-branded displays or personnel. Example: PVT Fraser has earned a Prisoner of War medal for attending a STARFLEET event in TRMN uniform, attended two conventions with his unit, and taught attendees how to play Battletech at a game day hosted for the public by his unit. This would be one instance of the 3-point event, and three instances of a one-point event for a total of six points. (3 x 1) + 3 = 6

Request for Issuance

Upon completion of qualifications, a Soldier or their Chain of Command shall email a full list of said qualifications to the Chief of Staff of the Royal Manticoran Army at

In Honor of the Queen!

Issued by:
Kevin Horner KDE, CS, CGM
Marshal of the Army RMA

See also

BuPers Manual section on Combat Infantry Badge


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