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06-26-12, 08:52 PM #1
Information on D.I. School
Hello all, I'm looking for any information or videos about the school that Drill Instructors go through as I'm fairly curious as to the training they go through to be able to do what they do everyday. Everything is helpful and appreciated.
06-27-12, 07:50 AM #2
I'm fairly certain that you are not going to find much on the Internet about the information that you seek.
You can, however -- find out for yourself. If you sign the line and then do the time it takes to make Marines.
06-28-12, 09:13 PM #3
Bummer, thank you though
06-29-12, 07:45 PM #4
I never went to DI school but I would think it's like bootcamp with a multiplier of 10. Obviously, they stress physical training, military bearing, and uniform appearance along with the ability to teach.
DI's are instructors as the title implies so they must learn the techniques of military instruction (different obviously than the way your teachers in school instruct you). Recruits obviously do not need to know how to give instruction. If you stay in long enough (normally by the time you become a NCO), you will be given the opportunity to attend a formal school on professional military instruction.
DI's are also drill masters and teach the fundamentals of military drill. They must learn every drill formation as well as the manual of arms. There is no need for you to learn this before bootcamp as it will be drilled into you on the grinder (parade deck).
There are procedures manuals at both recruit depots which are the "bible" regarding what DI's can and cannot do with their recruits, how training will be conducted, etc. DI's must memorize this bible; again, something recruits are not subject to.
There are no videos of DI school or books by former DI's that I know of.
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