|Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon|
Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon
|Awarded by the United States Marine Corps|
|Type||Special duty assignment ribbon|
|Eligibility||Combat instructors or those serving in a high-profile leadership role|
|Awarded for||Successful completion of a tour at the School of Infantry East or West|
|Established||20 August 2014|
|First awarded||Retroactive to 9 October 2002|
|Next (higher)||Marine Corps Security Guard Ribbon|
|Next (lower)||Armed Forces Reserve Medal|
The Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon is an military award of the United States Marine Corps established by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in August 2014. The ribbon recognizes the successful completion of a tour as a combat instructor, or in a high-profile leadership position, at the School of Infantry East or West.
The ribbon is chamois in color with edges of olive green. In the center is a stripe of black. Subsequent awards of the ribbon are denoted by bronze service stars, with a silver 3/16 inch star worn to denote a sixth award.
- Headquarters Marine Corp (8 September 2014). "MARINE CORPS COMBAT INSTRUCTOR RIBBON ESTABLISHED". http://www.marines.mil/News/NewsDisplay/tabid/3258/Article/496931/marine-corps-combat-instructor-ribbon-established.aspx. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- Mabus, Ray. "ALNAV 060/14". United States Navy Bureau of Personnel. http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/ALNAVS/ALN2014/ALN14060.txt. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- Sanborn, James K. (8 September 2014). "First look at the new ribbon for Marine combat instructors". Marine Corps Times. http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140908/NEWS07/309080038/First-look-new-ribbon-Marine-combat-instructors. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- Sanborn, James K. (29 August 2014). "New ribbon for combat instructors". Marine Corps Times. http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140829/Careers/308290090. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
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