Drill Instructor Ribbon
Sample Replacement Recognition:
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
|Heavy Bond Enclosure|
Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit the following:
This Replacement Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Replacement Medal or a Replacement Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
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on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
You may apply for your Replacement Recognition using a...
(* Upon reception of required documentation)
Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214 or other pre-arranged document(s).
DS Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon
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The Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon was established on July 15, 1997, by Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton.
The Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon is awarded retroactive to October 6, 1952 (the date the Marine Corps Drill Instructors' School was established).
Marines possessing the 8511 MOS who have served in an 8511 billet are eligible to receive the Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon. In addition, Marines in the following billets are eligible to receive this award:
-- Recruiting Training Battalion (Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, S-3, and Sergeant-Major
-- Officer Candidate Company (Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, First Sergeant/Company Gunnery Sergeant, and Platoon Commanders)
Order of Precedence
The ribbon is worn after the Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon and before the Marine Corps Security Guard Ribbon.
Second and subsequent awards of this ribbon are denoted by bronze stars three-sixteenths of an inch in circumscribing diameter.