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MCRD Parris Island


MCRD Parris Island

Eastern Recruiting Region

'We Make Marines'

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 Branden D. Koonce     1stSgt Nontron D. Ward      MSgt Christopher Silvera


                BIO                                     BIO                                        BIO                                       BIO  

DI School Students Important Information

  • Money for uniforms and other items needed. (Quarter Sales)
  • Ensure you have your entire Sea Bag Issue. (hint** wall locker inspection)
  • Please bring a set of Business Casual Attire (ie. Collared Shirt, Slacks/Skirt, Belt, Dress Shoes. (No Jeans, Sneakers, T Shirts)
  • No faded utilities.
  • No out of regulation boots.
  • Bring plain green physical training shirts.
  • Bring green physical training shorts with no logo's or no front pockets. (Pocket in rear authorized)
  • 2 canteens.
  • Full size elbow moon beam.
  • Sunblock/Bug Spray.
  • Glow strap.


Travel/Pier diem/DTS/Orders

  • For DTS Per diem $18.90 per day (government rate for the chow hall)

                 Lodging  $26.00 per day


**Please ensure you have a copy of the Authorized Travel Orders/ TAD Orders/TEMINS/ PCA/ PCS Orders.**


**Ensure that you check in as soon as possible on check in day. Check in day is only administrative day for the paperwork aspect for TD-1. Students who are flying ensure you arrive no later than 1630 check in day. If you are going to arrive later than that call 843-228-2956.**