The secretary of the Air Force established the Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon on Dec. 7, 1998. This ribbon is designed to acknowledge
past, present and future military training instructors who display commitment
and dedication to the training Air Force personnel.
The Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon is intended for MITs
(AFSC 8B000) at Air Force Basic Military Training and Air Force Officer Training School. Instructors at technical training schools do not qualify.
To be eligible, individuals will need to show proof of eligibility using the
MTI school certificate and documents showing assignment to MTI duty
such as enlisted performance reports or decorations.
The Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon criteria for Air Force
active duty, Reserve and Guard personnel are as follows:
1. Basic award is presented upon graduation from the Air Force Military
Training Instructor School.
2. Wear of the Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon will become permanent after successful completion of at least 12 months tour of duty as
an MTI. the 737th Training Group commander may waive the minimum qualifying tour length if an individual cannot complete the tour for a valid
3. The authorization to wear the Air Force Military Training Instructor
Ribbon is retroactive for any individual who has successfully completed 12 months duty as an MTI and is currently on active duty or a member of a
Reserve component as of the establishment date (Dec. 7, 1998).
4. The 737th TRG commander may withdraw authorization to wear the
ribbon for those who are eliminated from the MTI program for disciplinary reasons.
5. Each additional three years of MTI duty following the basic tour
entitles the member to an oak leaf cluster. Note: Prior to Nov. 21, 1994,
MTI tour of duty was three years.
6. The Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon shall be placed (
worn) between the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon and the Armed
Force Reserve Medal.
Authorized Devices: Bronze Oak Leaf, Silver Oak Leaf