Authorized by the Secretary of the Air Force on December 7th, 1998 (the anniversary of World War 2's Pearl Harbor attack).
Ribbon is largely black in color with triple stripes of white, red, and light blue featured towards the edge while repeated in reverse order in the order direction.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
The ribbon criteria for Air Force active duty, Reserve, and Guard personnel are as follows:
-Basic award is presented upon graduation from Military Training Instructor School
-Wear of the ribbon will become permanent after successful completion of at least a 12 month 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 reason
-The authorization to wear 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 of Dec. 7, 1998
-The 737th TRG/CC may withdraw authorization to wear the ribbon for those who are eliminated from the MTI program for disciplinary reasons
-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.
The ribbon shall be worn between the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon and the Air Force Recruiter Ribbon.
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