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In an effort to respond to the growing number of Soldier deaths due to motorcycle accidents in the Army, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center has recommended that commanders continue to develop their Motorcycle Mentorship Program. The Motorcycle Mentorship Program is a voluntary unit- or installation-level organization in which inexperienced and seasoned riders are paired together to create a supportive learning environment that promotes safe and responsible riding. The program provides a forum for continuous education and safety awareness by conducting mentorship training seminars which improve the riding skills of the motorcycle operator.

The Fort Detrick Motorcycle Mentorship Program is the capstone in a rider's lifelong learning process. To address a motorcycle rider's personal risk, the mentorship program provides training, education and coaching to achieve improved riding skills. The Motorcycle Mentorship Program enables Fort Detrick to build an informal network of motorcycle riders and create a supportive environment consisting of the installation and surrounding community, with the goal of keeping our service members and civilian motorcycle riders safe. Mentorship is provided by pairing less experienced riders with seasoned riders. The environment creates a positive impact and serves as a force multiplier supporting a commander's motorcycle accident prevention program.

Fort Detrick's Motorcycle Mentorship Program has continued to develop over the last two years, and the group is currently working towards organizing a post-wide motorcycle riding group for both Civilians and Soldiers previously known as the Detrick Warriors.

If you would like more information about the Fort Detrick Motorcycle Mentorship Program, as a beginning rider or to serve as a mentor to a beginning rider, contact Charles Harriday at 301-619-2102.