Every Marine starts their life in the Corps by meeting the one person who
he or she will never forget. 20, 30, or 50 years after leaving the land
of the yellow footprints, the sight and sound of your DI is still as
clear and sharp as it was when he/she first screamed in your ear to....
"WIPE THAT STUPID GRIN OFF YOUR FACE AND GET OFF THE *&^$@#% BUS!!!"
The DI provides the lifeblood of our Corps and will forever live in
the memory of every Marine. They are one of the common experiences that
makes every Marine a brother.
DRILL INSTRUCTOR'S CREED
These recruits are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best
of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically
fit, basically trained Marines, thoroughly indoctrinated in love of
the Corps and Country. I will demand of them, and demonstrate by my own
personal example, the highest standards of personal conduct, morality,
and professional skill.
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