Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) courses:

DODI 6055.4 provides the baseline training and operation requirements for motorcyclists within DoD. Service regulations, such as AR 385-10 and AFI 91-207, contain certain motorcycle safety training requirements for service members and, in some cases, DoD civilian employees. Motorcycle safety training is available under the Installation Management Command’s (IMCOM) Army Traffic Safety Training Program contract. This training includes the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC), Experienced Rider Course (ERC), and Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC). All courses meet the DoD and service component standards, and they are provided on post.


Course registration is through the Army's IMCOM Registration System, or AIRS. The web address is Course attendance is limited to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard service members (on orders), and DoD civilian employees whose job description requires motorcycle operation. Those not eligible for the on-post courses can obtain training from state-certified schools.


Required motorcycle equipment

Each motorcycle operator and passenger must wear the following while driving a motorcycle on or off post:

• Properly fastened Department of Transportation-approved helmet

• Eye protection (shatter-resistant glasses, goggles or face shield)

• Proper clothing (long-sleeve shirt, long pants, and full-fingered gloves)

• Active-duty personnel must wear reflective clothing on the front and back of the operator / passenger providing visibility in all directions

• Footwear (over-the-ankle, leather-type boots)