Scarlet Epaulets (Winter) / Green (Summer)
Female Drill Instructors upon Graduation, received scarlet epaulets. On 27 Mar 1984, red epaulets were worn for the last time by women Marine drill Instructors. Sergeant Valerie Shields wears the scarlet epaulets.
September 13, 1996
Female Drill Instructors Scarlet Cord No More.
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.