Lived on Fort Bliss for a year in the 70's as an Army Brat while my dad went to the Sergeant Majors academy (either that or Master Sergeant/ 1st Sergeants academy, I was in 1st grade so don't remember.)
I was in the Army in the late 80's but had to take the course while stationed at Goodfellow AFB in Texas.
And now that I've taken the MSF Basic Course I can say that the military's course WAS harder. Lots more braking on curves and stuff at speed - they had an entire airstrip that was not in use, so lots of room. Wasn't a problem for me at the time, other than my heavy ass V45 Sabre wasn't the best bike for that type of maneuvers (it was very top heavy) as I had grown up riding dirt bikes and already been riding street bikes for about 3-4 years and tens of thousands of miles at the time. My roommate who had a Suzuki GS550 and had been riding for over a year flunked it and had to retake it, lol.
Burning it up in the Desert Southwest
'82 Honda CR250
'83 Honda XL250R
'82 Yamaha Seca 750
'82 Honda V45 Sabre
'90 Suzuki Katana 750
'89 Yamaha FJ1200
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