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   Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon
Service: Marine Corps
Instituted: 1997
Authorized: SECNAV LTR 1650 OF 15 JUL 97
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon
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  1. The Secretary of the Navy, approved the establishment of the Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon as outlined in ALMAR 262/97.
  2. Marines possessing the 8511 MOS who have served in an 8511 billet are eligible to receive the ribbon. In addition, Marines in the following billets are eligible to receive the award:
  • * Recruit Training Bn - Commanding Officer
  • * Executive Officer
  • * S-3 Officer
  • * Sergeant Major
  • * Recruit Training Co - Commanding Officer (Less Hq Company)
  • * Executive Officer
  • * First Sergeant
  • * Series Commander
  • * Officer Candidate Co - Commanding Officer
  • * Executive Officer
  • * First Sergeant
  • * Company Gunnery Sergeant
  • * Platoon Commanders
  1. Awarded to Marines who assigned to Drill Instructor duty (MOS 8511) will be eligible to receive the ribbon upon completion of a successful tour of duty. A Marine who extends beyond the basic tour of duty will be eligible for the award upon completion of the extension period. Marines returning for subsequent tours as a drill instructor will be eligible for subsequent awards upon completion of each tour.
  2. The ribbon will be awarded retroactive to 06 Oct 52, reflecting the establishment of Drill Instructor School.