HISTORY

Drill Instructors

1976

Scarlet Epaulets

Female Drill Instructors Granted admission to attend the Drill Instructor Academy and upon Graduation, received scarlet epaulets. Above Sergeant Valerie Shields wears the scarlet epaulets.   

1976

September 13, 1996

Campaign Cover

Female Drill Instructors Scarlet Cord No More. 

September 13, 1996

December 16, 2020

Women Graduate from San Diego

Sergeant Stephanie Fahl, Sergeant Ikea Kaufman, Sergeant Stephanie Jordi, made Marine Corps history by becoming the first females to graduate from a gender-integrated drill instructor course at  Recruit Depot San Diego. 

December 16, 2020