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PLR 23-084 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 23-year-old Specialist assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas, died in a PMV-2 mishap 1 August 2023 on the installation, at 0042 local. The Soldier was involved in a motorcycle mishap and sustained fatal injuries. The Soldier was not licensed and did not complete the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation training. It is currently unknown who called 911, if the Soldier was wearing personal protective equipment, or if speed was a contributing factor. The unit/safety points of contact are waiting for El Paso Police Department to release its final report.

Since FY18, the Army has lost an average of 24 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap was the 27th PMV-2 fatality of FY23 and above the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.

Safety tips

Motorcycle training

Motorcycle training is mandatory for Soldiers! Per Army Regulation 385-10, The Army Safety Program, paragraph 11-7:

(5) Mandatory motorcycle training. Under the Progressive MC Program, all Soldiers who operate a MC are required to take the following MC training:

(a) Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) or DUSD(I&E) endorsed, State-approved, curriculum for MC operator’s safety training.

(b) Experienced Rider Course (ERC) or the MSF BRC–II.

(c) Military Sportbike Riders Course (MSRC) or MSF Advanced Rider Course (ARC).

(d) MC refresher training (MRT) for Soldiers deployed for more than 180 days.



  • 7 August 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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