The Military Training Instructor Ribbon was established by Acting Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters on December 7, 1998, as part of the Air Force response to the Secretary of Defense on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender Integrated Training and Related Issues.
EFFECTIVE DATES (December 7, 1998 to September 4, 2014)
This ribbon was established and made retroactive for any individual who successfully completed 12 months duty as a Military Training Instructor and was currently on active duty or who had been a member of a reserve component as of December 7, 1998. It was terminated on September 4, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, concurrent with the newly authorized Air Force Special Duty Ribbon, which is now awarded in its place.
The Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon was awarded to Active Duty, Reserve, and Air National Guard personnel upon graduation from Military Training Instructor School and became permanent after successful completion of 12 months tour of duty as a Military Training Instructor.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
The Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon is worn after the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon and before the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
The Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon may not be worn on the Army, Navy, or Coast Guard uniforms.
Additional awards are denoted by bronze oak leaf clusters (a silver oak leaf cluster denotes a sixth award). Each additional three year tour of duty as a Military Training Instructor qualified the individual for an oak leaf cluster.