A drill instructor is a non-commissioned officer or Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in the armed forces or police forces with specific duties that vary by country. In the U.S. armed forces, they are assigned the duty of indoctrinating new recruits entering the military into the customs and practices of military life. In the U.S., a drill instructor refers to a Marine Corps Drill instructor. In the Air Force they are known as Military Training Instructors. The U.S. Army refers to them as Drill sergeants. In the U.S. Navy, they are called "Recruit Division Commanders" (RDCs). In the U.S. Coast Guard, they are referred to as "Company Commanders". Outside of the U.S., they are assigned the duty of instructing recruits in drill commands only.
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... That was followed by the first of three tours as a drill instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego ... He served on the drill field until April 1952, when he rejoined the 1st Marine Division in Korea ... Massaro returned to San Diego for duty as a drill instructor and later as an instructor at the Drill Instructor School ...
... Drill instructors have a reputation as unforgiving taskmasters, and they are often portrayed as such in popular culture ... His character was the Recon Platoon Sergeant, which is not a Drill Instructor position, but the character was portrayed like a Drill Instructor ... Marine drill instructor in 1965-1967) as Staff Sergeant Loyce in the 1978 film The Boys in Company C Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal ...
... He first played a Marine drill instructor (SSgt Loyce) in the 1978 Vietnam-era film The Boys in Company "C", which brought Ermey to the attention of Stanley Kubrick in later years ... played a series of minor film roles until 1987, when he was cast as tough drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket ... Ermey went on an extended hair-raising drill instructor tirade towards several extras, convincing Kubrick he was the right person for the role ...
... to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, for duty as a drill instructor, senior drill instructor, and battalion drill master with First Battalion ... to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, as a student at Drill Instructor School ... After completion of Drill Instructor School, Kent was assigned to Naval Aviation Officers Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, as a Drill Instructor ...
... hat – drill instructor, so named for the distinctive campaign hat they wear usually reserved for other or former drill instructor use ... heavy hat – junior drill instructor who performs more discipline and punishment tasks than his peers ... homeslice – person, often a sarcastic overture to civilians from a drill instructor from the terms homie and homeboy ...
Famous quotes containing the words instructor and/or drill:
“He is the mediator in that only sense in which possibly any being can mediate between God and man,that is, an instructor of man. He teaches us how to become like God.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Swift blazing flag of the regiment,
Eagle with crest of red and gold,
These men were born to drill and die.
Point for them the virtue of slaughter,
Make plain to them the excellence of killing
And a field where a thousand corpses lie.”
—Stephen Crane (18711900)