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.

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.