USMC Combat Instructor Ribbons
This award was established by Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, to recognize Marines who meet successfully complete a tour as a combat instructor or in a position of leadership at the School of Infantry. It can be rewarded retroactively to qualifying Marines from October 9, 2002. In order of precedence, the Combat Instructor Ribbon will be placed after the Marine Security Guard Ribbon and before the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. The MCCIR is chamois in color with edges of olive green. In the center is a stripe of black.