A post has been put out, and I question the same. If a motorcyclist must retake the BRC if they get into an accident, should it be the same for someone driving a car to take drivers training, weather it be their fault or not?
I realize I may not have been clear in my post, I did not post exactly what happened because I did not feel was relavent and I wanted it to be short and to the point. I just wanted to get the basic how do you feel about policies. With some comments that have been made, Im thinking I should have just posted what happened.
So I am not at Hood anymore, when this incident happend, I was about 2 or 3 months from PCS. When I spoke on dropping it in your garage, it was just for example of a possible incident to get grounded for. I just started riding again, purchased a used bike, and still getting used to the controls. I was in a half empty parking lot at lunch, no cars driving around, I was driving about 2mph, I started to turn one way and decided I didn't want to go that way, stalled the bike; since I was in a slight lean, it cause my bike to drop (first and only time since I started riding again). No property damage, the bike was not damaged, I was not injured. I was honest with my mentor about what happend, though nobody saw that I know of, he had to report it. An investigation was opened up, I was denied to see the BG CDR to state my case. I even have an email where my BN CDR said I can start riding again, and then he took it back. I was enrolled in the BRC at Hood, and someone kept cancelling my reservation. At this time I have been in about 10 years, I have never been to IG, and they wouldn't help me out. The rumor, what I hear from who I feel is a very reliable sources, is that the commanding III Corps General (during this time period) hates motorcycles and has made strict policy because so, and if one of the prior 3 Generals (who were motorcyle enthusiasts) were still in command, this very likely would be pretty much a life lesson. I think that clears things up a bit, I appologize for any misunderstanding.
SPC(P) Bailey - Leave it to the US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center to have all the answers to your questions. I suggest that you take a look at the page and see what you can find out there. Along with that, you should research through your unit Safety Officer what the "additional" safety measures that have been directed by your unit/installation. Good luck riding!!!
Check with the motorcycle mentor in your unit (usually someone that does the TCLOCS inspection) to get all the resources.
Now, if that (about dropping the bike) is true, then I am going to openly support command decision and quietly shake my head.
Fort Lee is relatively reasonable on their motorcycle safety policy. My unit has its own and more strict policy. One of the elements is a full body picture of the rider wearing all PPE alongside with a counseling, a memorandum, copies of all documentation, within (more stringent) dates for BRC, etc. I tell the students to just leave their bikes at their respective duty stations.