Marines


Drill Instructor School
DRILL INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL
  

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.
 
                
          
Drill Instructor School is tasked with training the Marines that make Marines.

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

The school not only prepares Marines for an arduous tour as a Marine Corps drill instructor, but it additionally hones their skills as professional warriors. The school takes great pride in the fact that our graduates will not only shape the future of the Marine Corps as they train future Marines, but when they return to the operating forces, they will be the Marines who will lead future efforts for our Corps. 

Drill Instructor School was formally established in October 1952 and over the years has increased its length from four weeks to the current 11 weeks. Although the course length has changed, the mission of the school has remained constant.

The focus of the instruction and training established in the course syllabus of the 1950s and 1960s is very similar to the program of instruction the school uses today. Emphasis is placed on standard operating procedures for recruit training, drill, physical fitness, general military subjects and instructional techniques. Overall, leadership is the cornerstone of the course. Ensuring each student has a sound foundation of the basic leadership traits and principles coupled with solid command presence will allow them to set the proper example for their recruits. 
 

Drill INstructor Creed

"These recruits are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained Marines, thoroughly indoctrinated in love of Corps and country. I will demand of them, and demonstrate by my own example, the highest standards of personal conduct, morality and professional skill."

 

DI School Students Important Information

 

REQUIRED ITEMS:

  • CAC & INK STICK
  • TAD/ORIGINAL ORDERS
  • DTS AUTHORIZATION FOR TAD MARINES
  • COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST
  • FINANCIAL WORKSHEET
  • MEDICAL RECORD
  • DENTAL RECORD
  • 2707/2808 FORMS
  • COPIES OF ANY UNRESOLVED ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES, E.G. AWARDS, MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, DIVORCE DECREES, ETC.
  • AT LEAST $100 CASH FOR DI SCHOOL SHIRTS AND OTHER EXPENSES
  • ENTIRE SEA BAG ISSUE (HINT: WALL LOCKER INSPECTION)

Travel/Pier diem/DTS/Orders

 
  • For DTS Per diem $18.90 per day (Government Meal Rate)
                 Lodging  $30.00 per day
 
**Please ensure you have a copy of the Authorized Travel Orders/ TAD Orders/TEMINS/ PCA/ PCS Orders.**
 
**Ensure you have a copy of your APPROVED Authorized Travel Orders/ TAD Orders/TEMINS/ PCA/ PCS Orders.**
** Admin day 1 begins at 0800. Students who are flying, ensure you arrive no later than 1630 on Admin day 1. If you are going to arrive later than that call 843-228-2956.*

 

 

Resources
Director: 843-228-3000
Assistant Director: 843-228-2657
First Sergeant: 843-228-3352
Administration Office: 843-228-3158/2956
Osprey Inn: 843-228-2744

 

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UNIT LEADERS

Director, Drill Instructor School

Maj. Anthony A. Millette

Major Anthony A. Millette was born and raised in Wyoming. Upon graduation of high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. In April 2001, he entered service undergoing recruit training at MCRD San Diego, CA. ...

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Assistant Director, Drill Instructor School

Capt Reynaldo N. Gutierrez

Captain Reynaldo N. Gutierrez enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 21, 2007 from Houston, TX. He shipped to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego in July of 2007 for recruit training. He graduated from Company M, Third Recruit Training Battalion on October 2007. After attending Marine Combat...

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First Sergeant, Drill Instructor School

1st Sgt. Jacob W. Verschage

First Sergeant (1stSgt) Jacob W. Verschage was born in February, 1984 in Rochester, New York. He enlisted in the Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer and graduated Recruit Training at Parris Island in March of 2003. Upon completion of recruit training he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of...

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Chief Instructor, Drill Instructor School

Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan T. Swaffer

Jonathan Swaffer was born in Hendersonville, Tennessee on 30 January 1986. He graduated from White House High School in 2004. He enlisted in the United Stated Marine Corps on August 2007. Jonathan Swaffer completed recruit training at Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot,...

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