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Motorcycle training for U.S. military

Cape Fox to provide training for navy and marines

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Sep. 17, 2008
Cape Fox Professional Services will provide motorcycle safety training to the United States Navy and the Marines.

The Manassas, Va.-based company was awarded with a five-year, $52 million contract to enhance the Traffic Safety and Recreational Off-Duty Safety Program (TS/RODS) provided for the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) and the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC).

CFPS will oversee the implementation of the TS/RODS program and provide hands-on classroom instruction and high-tech personal vehicle simulators. The curriculum will include comprehensive training in basic, advanced and sportbike safety. CFPS will send more than 80 trainers to provide motorcycle safety training at select Navy and Marine Corps bases including major hubs in California, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as overseas locations in Spain, Italy, Bahrain, Japan, Singapore, Guam and Korea.

“CFPS is very excited to be awarded this opportunity to work so closely with the Navy’s and Marine's safety professionals. Our role will extend well beyond local training to encompass a full partnership with the program offices at CNIC and CMC,” says Joe Sette, vice president of training and safety for CFPS.

The U.S. Army has already been using CFPS’ training program. According to Sette, 300,000 have benefitted from the CFPS-operated Army Traffic Safety Training Program.

“In collaborating with the Army’s Installation Command (IMCOM) in support of its Army Traffic Safety Training Program (ATSTP), CFPS has already proven its ability to efficiently and effectively run a traffic and motorcycle training program,” says Sette. “To help reduce accidental fatalities and keep our war-fighters safe, CFPS will leverage its past performance and share its best practices to ensure success on this joint safety venture for the Navy and Marine Corps.”

According to the company’s website,, CFPS is looking for Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach-certified instructors for its naval and army training programs.