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 motorcycle safety training requirements for service members. 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) and Advanced Rider Course (ARC). Both courses meet the DoD and service component standards, and they are provided on post.


Course registration is through the U.S. Army Installation Registration System, or AIRS. The web address is Course attendance is limited to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard service members (on orders). 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)   


Additionally, Installation Policy Memo 22-25 "Motorcycle Safety Program" provides training and rider responsibility guidance.