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Motorcycle Mentorship Program
Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton



MMP is a dedicated motorcycle training program to preserve lives, increase experience, and avoid the pavement.

General Information

Active-duty Marine Corps personnel stationed at Camp Pendleton who purchase or own a motorcycle, will personally report their ownership to their Commanding Officer within 48 hours of acquiring a new motorcycle or when checking in to a tenant unit aboard this base. Further, Marines will be required to register their motorcycle aboard this base within 5 working days, regardless of the intent to ride their motorcycle on or off base.

All motorcycle operators must possess a valid motorcycle license or Motorcycle Operators permit of any State. Motorcyclists must also provide proof of insurance and a valid state registration or title transfer document and permanent license plate. To obtain a permanent DoD decal, present your BRC card and proof of insurance and registration to JRC Bldg 130132.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Persons operating or riding as passenger on Camp Pendleton are required to use the following PPE: a helmet (SNELL, ANSI, or DOT standard), shatter resistant goggles or full-face shield attached to helmet, sturdy over-the-ankle shoes (motorcycle riding boots are strongly encouraged), and long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long trousers, and full-fingered gloves or mittens designed for use on motorcycle (materials such as leather, Kevlar, or Cordura are strongly encouraged). Additionally, Naval Weapons Station requires riders to wear bright colored upper garment and a reflective upper garment at night time and a SNELL approved helmet.

Motorcycle Training

The Basic Riders Course (BRC) is mandatory for all Active Duty Marines intending to obtain a Camp Pendleton DoD decal for their motorcycle. The Base Safety Center offers a three day BRC at no cost to Marines and DoD employees. All active-duty and reserve military as well as DoD employees are welcome to attend the class. To sign up for the class call the Base Safety Center at (760) 725-2897.

Riders assigned to Camp Pendleton are required to attend the Experience Riders Course (ERC) within 120 days of attending the BRC. In addition a refresher course on ERC, ARC S/T, Seasoned Rider or MSRC is required every 3 years.


Get involved in the MMP and participate in riding events, rider courses, and motorcycle safety awareness!  MCAS Camp Pendleton Marines with a motorcycle license, own a motorcycle, or plan to buy a motorcycle must contact the MMP President.  MCAS Camp Pendleton personnel, please reach out to GySgt Yearick at  For all other Marines and Service members, contact your unit's MMP President or Mr. Bromwell at (760)-763-5070 or


Learn Proper Techniques. Improve Motorcycle Safety. Comply with Base Regulations.

Call the Base Safety Center at (760) 725-2897 and sign up for a Motorcycle Safety Class.

Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton