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MCRD Parris Island

Parris Island, South Carolina

Drill Instructor School East


Recruit Training Regiment 


Mission: The mission of Drill Instructor School is to further develop the leadership, command presence, instructional ability, knowledge, and physical condition of the selected noncommissioned officers, staff noncommissioned officers and officers to successfully perform the duties of a drill instructor or series commander.



We are the Marine Corps' premier leadership school!



Points of Contact

Coordinating Instructions

MCBUL 10120

Series Commander Course

               Director                        Assistant Director                  First Sergeant                    Chief Instructor
      Drill Instructor School      Drill Instructor School        Drill Instructor School        Drill Instructor School  
        LtCol Ty B. Kopke           Capt William T. Oblak       1stSgt Nontron D. Ward    MSgt Christopher Silvera


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