Occupational Speciality (MOS) producing Drill Instructor Course (MOS 0911), the Series Officer Course (for newly reporting company grade officers), the Chief Drill Instructor Course, the Senior Drill Instructor Course, the Prior Drill Instructor Course, and the Company Commander's Course. The following is the syllabus for the Drill Instructor Course:
a. Scope. The scope and concept of the Drill Instructor School training sysllabus is four-fold:
(1) First and foremost, it is a LEADERSHIP SCHOOL. Although an initial, comprehensive review of the basic leadership skills is provided, the focus is on the further devlopment of the student's (NCO/SNCO) leadership abilities and potential. The main effort converges on the concepts of positive, concerned and ethical leadership.
(2) Second, it is designed to provide the student with a thorough knowledge of those basic military subjects covered in recruit training.
(3) Third, it gives the student a thorough knowledge of the directives, regulations and procedures governing recruit training.
(4) Fourth, it physically prepares the student to lead his recruites during daily physical training periods.
b. Academic Subjects
(1) Leadership Program. Designed to further develop the student's practical leadership abilities and broaden their perspectives. This will prepare them for the challeges of recurit training, and other challenges that they will face throughout their careers.
(2) Close Order Drill (COD). The training in this sub-course is designed to develop within each student the knowledge, ability and confidence to teach any aspect of close order drill in precise detail. Additionally, students are instructed in sword manual, command voice, cadence, parades, and ceremonies. Student progress is evaluated by practical application evaluations, oral presentations and a written final examination of the entire sub-course.
(3) Values Based Training. The training in this sub-course is designed to teach the student how to develop within recruites our Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. This is accomplished through guided discussions, physical training, classes, and the Crucible. DI School students not only experience this event in the same manner recruits do, but they are also taught how to lead recruits through the Crucible.
(4) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP for Recruit Training). This instruction provides the student with knowledge of the training, organizational orders, and policies governing the conduct and supervision of recruit training.
(5) Physical Training (PT)
(a) Physical training is one of the most visible illustrations of leader by example. Accordingly, your preparation in becoming a Drill Instructor must be designed to ensure confidence through endurance and agility. The conditioning program at Drill Instructor School is designed to develop the four components of physical fitness: strength, endurance, agility and coordination. Furthermore, the program familiarizes the student with the recruit physical training program. To evaluate the student's progress, the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test and Combat Fitness Test is administered two times each. Although the school's PT program design is progressive in nature, it is in your best interest to report to DI School in a high first class PFT condition. Any students who runs over 23:00 minutes on the 3 mile run, achieves less then 10 pull-ups, or 80 crun crunches on the initial PFT will be placed on the Remedial PT program.
(b) Students are required to maintain a minimum 8:00 minute per mile pace on all individual and formation runs.
(6) Marine Corps Common Skills (MCCS). This sub-course presents a review of military subjects the students, as Drill Instructors, will teach or assist in teaching with a recruit platoon.
(7) Basic Warrior Training. Training in this area provides the students with the basic knowledge of field skills. This training will be conducted during the one week spent at Weapons & Field Training Battalion which is located at Camp Pendleton, California. Student progress is evaluated by practical appliation periods and a written final examination of the entrie course.
c. Daily Routine. A normal daily routine for the students attending Drill Instructor School is as follow:
Reveille/Expiration of Liberty/Morning Meal
Formation/Class Muster/Morining BDR
0630 Noon Meal (50 minutes)1200
Completion of Classes
Liberty Call/Safety Brief/Evening Meal
1730 Liberty/Student Prep TimeTBD
NOTE: This schedule is subject to change due to training requirements.
Minimum Requirements. Per the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations, the following information applies. Enlisted Marines on active duty (includes AR personnel) or extended active duty are required to possess the following minium articles of individual uniform clothing. Mandatory Possession Date listed is 1 Oct 07, unless otherwise noted.
QtyArticleNotes 2BAG, DUFFEL: w/carring strap1 1BELT COAT, MAN'S: cotton, white 1BELT, REFLECIVE, SAFETY 2BELT, TROUSERS: web, khaki, w/gold plated tab2 1BOOTS, MARINE CORPS COMBAT: hot weather (HW), pr 1BOOTS, MARINE CORPS COMBAT: temperate weather (TW), pr 1BUCKLE: f/belt gold plated (coat) 2BUCKLE: f/belt, web, khaki2 1CAP, COMBAT UTILITY: field, desert MARPAT w/embroidered emblem 1CAP, COMBAT UTILITY: field, woodland MARPAT w/embroidered emblem 1CAP, COMBAT UTILITY: garrison, desert MARPAT w/embroidered emblem 1CAP, COMBAT UTILITY: garrison, woodland MARPAT w/embroidered emblem 1CAP, GARRISON, MAN'S: all-season polyester/wool gabardine, green3 1CLASP, NECKTIE 2COAT, COMBAT UTILITY: desert MARPAT w/embroidered emblem and embroidered desert MARPAT name and service tape (w/Permethrin) 2COAT, COMBAT UTILITY: woodland MARPAT w/embroidered emblem and embroidered woodland MARPAT name and service tap (w/Permethrin) 1COAT, MAN'S: all-season polyester/wool gabardine, green, w/belt4 1COAT, MAN'S: all-weather (USMC or DOD) 1COAT, MAN'S: DRESS BLUE9 1CROWN, SERVICE CAP: all-season polyester/wool gabardine, green3 1CROWN, SERVICE CAP: white9 1FRAME, SERVICE CAP 1GLOVES, DRESS: black8 1GLOVES, MEN'S: white9 2BUTTON, blk, metal 1INSIGNIA, BRANCH OF SERVICE: collar, blk, pair 1INSIGNIA, BRANCH OF SERVICE: cap, gold9 1INSIGNIA, BRANCH OF SERVICE: cap, blk 1INSIGNIA, BRANCH OF SERVICE: collar, gold, pair9 1INSIGNIA, BRANCH OF SERVICE: garrison cap 1INSIGNIA, BUTTON: service cap, black, screwpost 1JACKET, ATHLETIC 2NECKTIE: khaki 1PANTS, ATHLETIC 3SHIRT, MAN'S: polyester/wool, khaki, long-sleeve 3SHIRT MAN'S: polyester/wool, khaki, quarter-length-sleeve 1SHOES, DRESS: black, pr4 3SOCKS: dress, black, pr5 6SOCKS: boot, black, green, or coyte brown, pr6 1SWEAT PANTS: green w/insignia 1SWEAT SHIRT: green w/insignia 1SWEATER: pull-over, olive drab w/epaulettes 2TROUSERS, COMBAT UTILITY: desert MARPAT w/embroidered desert MARPAT name tap (w/Permethrin) 2TROUSERS, COMBAT UTILITY: woodland MARPAT w/embroidered woodland MARPAT name tape (w/Permethrin) 2TROUSERS, MAN'S: all-season polyester/wool gabardine, green, pr3 1TROUSERS, MENS, BLUE9 1TRUNKS, GENERAL PURPOSE: nylon, olive drap, pr7 3UNDERSHIRT: cotton, green 3UNDERSHIRT: synthetic, olive, drab 1WAISTPLATE: insignia (NCO's only)10 1WAISTPLATE: inignia (SNCO's only)10
1. Required by Marines who entered the Marine Corps on or after 1 Oct 01. Mandatory possession date is 1 Oct 09 for Mariines who enter the Marine Corps prior to 1 Oct 01.
2. The minimum requirement will decrease to (1) belt when the Marine becomes qualified to wear the martial arts belt. The martial arts belt will then become the required bet of the utility uniform (quantity 1).
3. The polyester/wool tropical (summer weight) green uniform meets minimum requirements until it becomes unserviecable. However, the polyester/wook tropical green uniform is no longer authorized for purchase and mixing of fabrics is not authorized.
4. Poromeric (synthetic leather) dress shoes or standard issue leather dress shoes satisfy minimum requrements.
5. Any solid black dress sock, free of any design features; i.e. logos or embossed symbols, satifies minium requirements.
6. Black, green or coyote brown socks may be worn and will meet the minimum requirement.
7. Olive drab trunks of any material satisfy minimum requirements.
8. All leather black gloves or unisex gloves with a Marine Corps approval identification number will meet the minium requirement requirement.
9. Required by Marines who were issued the Dress Blue uniform items on or after 1 Oct 07. Mandatory possession date for Marines who did not recieve the Dress Blue uniform items during recruit training is 1 Oct 11.
10. Mandatory possession date is 1 Oct 10.
11. You will need a dress suit upon arrival to Drill Instructor School for professional dinner.
The Drill Instructor School conducts numerous Programs of Instruction, including the Military