Can you be an Officer and be a drill instructor?




 
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May 25th, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 

Topic: Can you be an Officer and be a drill instructor?


I always see drill instructors on documentaries and TV and they always seem to SGT's or higher but there always enlisted, so what i want to know is is you have to be an enlistee to be a drill instructor.

Thanks
May 25th, 2005  
hicks
 
No. That's why the Army calls them "Drill Sergeants."

You can be the company commander, but that's it.
May 25th, 2005  
Lamm
 
I forgot the name of the Officers who teach Officer Candidates at OCS, but you can be one those fellows. I believe they are Capts. Then they have the PT Instructors. They are enlisted men, SNCOs. I think I'm right, someone correct me of I am.
Lamm
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May 26th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
All Marine Corps Drill Instructors are NCO's and SNCO'S. At both the MCRD's and OCS.

As an Officer you can be a Company or Series Officer at the Depots or OCS. Or you can be an Instructor Officer at OCS, but not a Drill Instructor.

In that vain Charge 7 is going to School at Ft Sill to become a Tac Officer at this time. They are responsible for instructing Cadets in the uses of tactics and branch assets among other things. I'm sure he can give you more info on that when he gets time.
June 8th, 2005  
silent driller
 
 
About OCS- The folks going to school there are not yet officers, correct? Which would explain the Drill Instructors being NCO's, etc?
June 8th, 2005  
hicks
 
Yep, that is why.
June 15th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
OCS candidates are dogged by both NCOs and officers. They get the best of both worlds.