Join The West Coast Drill Instructor Association

This organization is established for the fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational benefit of Marine Corps Drill Instructors. It is established as a National Member Association to strengthen comradeship, preserve and perpetuate the memory and history of our fallen comrades and to assist their widows and children.

Membership is always FREE and takes less than 5 minutes to join.


My husband and I would like to personally thank and recognize the West Coast Drill Instructor Association for the continual support and aid they provided for my family and I. My husband suffered from a heart attack due to 100% blockage in his main artery which lead him to be on life support for a period of time. This happened while he was at work on the depot, and we were not prepared for this.

The West Coast Drill Instructor Association helped tremendously during a very rough time in our lives; because of the generosity of all the board members, Mr. Hulett, their followers, Association friends and the many others near and far that donated to assist, we were able to focus solely on the recovery of my husband. They provided gift cards and donations to help cover food costs, travel expenses, and childcare for our three children. Thanks to the Association and all of their supporters, I had one less thing to worry about and was able to take off work to fully focus on my husband and his recovery.

We were also able to have family come and help during this difficult time. It was sudden and unexpected, and I truly don’t know how we would have been able to it without the support from the West Coast Drill Instructor Association and all their members. We will always be truly grateful for all that they did for us and all the good they do for other families in times of need.

Much Love,
The Futch Family

The USMC Drill Instructors 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 Corps and country.
I will demand of them, and demonstrate by my own example,
the highest standards of personal conduct,
morality and professional skill”

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Tribute to SgtMajor Leland D. “Crow” Crawford

Our Namesake Sergeant Major Leland D. “Crow” Crawford was the Ninth SgtMajor of the Marine Corps, serving in that capacity from 08-15-1979 to 06-30-1983. He was a driving force behind the founding of the West Coast Drill Instructor Association.

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