The Army now requires Soldiers to take what it calls the Experienced Rider Course (ERC) one year following completion of the Basic Rider Course and then every three years as a refresher. I wasn't too excited about it, but it's free and I prefer to follow regs. Anyway, it was a fairly easy course and worth it for one reason alone. It's a huge confidence builder to practice those same skills you learn on the little 125s and 250s on your own bike. The instructor even said he recommends people retake the course every time they switch bikes and I'd agree. I know most folks don't get to do something like this during their "work" day or do it for free, but if you get the chance, I'd recommend it as well.