As the professional organization for the United States Infantry, The National Infantry Association stands as a non-profit organization centered on a robust and growing membership. We build camaraderie among the Infantry community by connecting our members with beneficial networks and resources; recognizing outstanding contributions to the infantry through our awards program; and, preserving the heritage, history, customs, and traditions of the Infantry.
The Order of Saint Maurice was established to recognize the achievements of deserving Infantrymen and Infantry supporters, and the Shield of Sparta-Heroine of Infantry recognizes a spouse who has contributed significant support to the Infantry. A nominator must be a member of the NIA.
The mission of the National Infantry Association® is to support the Chief of Infantry and the entire U.S. Army Infantry Branch (the only organization with this primary function); to share the camaraderie of like minded soldiers and citizens who believe in maintaining the Infantry spirit; to recognize, through our awards program, outstanding Infantrymen and Infantry supporters; and to preserve the Infantry heritage through support of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park.