Air Force Military Training Instructor Mini-Ribbon
Instituted: 1998 Criteria: Successful completion of at least 12 months tour of duty as a Military Training Instructor. Devices: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster The Secretary of the Air Force established the Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon on December 7, 1998 to acknowledge past, present and future Military Training Instructors (MTI’s) who display commitment and dedication to the training of Air Force personnel. This ribbon is intended for MTI’s at Air Force Basic Military Training (BMT) and Officer Training School (OTS) (instructors at Technical Training Schools do not qualify). The basic award is presented to Air Force active duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel upon graduation from Military Training Instructor School. Wear of the ribbon becomes permanent after successful completion of at least 12 months tour of duty as an MTI. Each additional three years of MTI duty following the basic tour entitles the member to an oak leaf cluster. The 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). The ribbon is worn between the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon and the Air Force Recruiter Ribbon.