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Wrench3516
01-10-11, 06:05 PM
:evilgrin: Ran across this article in SEMPER Fi Mag. and it caught my attention. Anyone rember having a 17 year old DI?? <br />
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Question of Who Holds Title of Youngest Marine DI Settled <br />
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There was...

old grunt
03-28-11, 10:25 AM
wow i never knew that! i like hugh o'brian.thanks for the info!

Jon Foster
07-24-14, 06:49 PM
To date, nobody has been able to provide documented proof they were younger than my dad. William C. Foster is still the youngest D.I.

Jon.

Baker1971
07-24-14, 06:54 PM
Fill out your profile Jon !!!

FoxtrotOscar
07-24-14, 07:47 PM
Fill out your profile Jon !!!

I concur with Baker1971... Fill out your profile or risk being restricted on this site...

PM to follow...

Jon Foster
07-24-14, 08:23 PM
What am I missing in the profile?

Jon.

29palms
07-24-14, 08:35 PM
I was looking at your profile too, Jon and I wonder too. What is missing?

29palms
07-24-14, 08:37 PM
Youngest Drill Instructors? Talk about LITTLE HITLERS. Can you imagine going back in the Corps now and taking this abuse from a 18 year old, or 19 year old, or even 25 year old kid? Just out of High School, still smells like baby ****.

FistFu68
07-24-14, 11:39 PM
Motivation Platoon :D

29palms
07-25-14, 09:41 AM
I got your motivation platoon hangin.......right heeuuuhh!...heheheheh......

gilchrist
11-21-16, 01:51 PM
The problem here is really definition. Most, if not all these so called “Youngest DI’s” were not “real DI’s” but appointed as Drill Instructor Assistants. Real Drill Instructors had to complete DI School. I am aware that many years ago most DI’s were selected and assigned to DI duty for their knowledge and experience as Marine NCO/SNCO’s and they did not have the DI school as we do now but they were seasoned Marines. Their assistants weren’t even real Marines when they were appointed more less a “real DI”. Hell, even now you are considered a “Boot” until you have served a least a year in the fleet. After having gained special permission from Marine Leadership in Washington DC I was assigned to DI school Parris Island SC at the age of 19. I’m not saying I was the youngest, I’m just saying I was a “Real Marine Drill Instructor” and not recruit acting as an DI assistant.

Anna Lee
01-11-17, 07:26 AM
Great story. Thank U for sharing

SGT7477
01-11-17, 10:38 AM
I concur with Baker1971... Fill out your profile or risk being restricted on this site...

PM to follow...

Is this the same FoxtrotOscar, if it is How is a Marine a guest,lol? Semper Fidelis

FoxtrotOscar
01-11-17, 11:14 AM
Is this the same FoxtrotOscar, if it is How is a Marine a guest,lol? Semper Fidelis

Most likely a computer bug that no one has figured out...

I've run across several like that...

Lildp123
07-13-17, 01:06 AM
Aw snap thats some pretty cool knowledge to know