92d Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, WA

By Staff Writer

MR. BRIAN DONLEY, retired Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Rider Coach for the 92d Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base (FAFB), WA, earned the 2022 Air Mobility Command (AMC) RiderCoach of the Year Award.

Donley led instructors for AMC’s largest tanker base, organized 12 Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider coaches for 4,600 Total Force Integration (TFI) members, and expanded AMC’s top motorcycle program.

He fostered the TFI program by fusing civilian and Air National Guard instructors with a joint motorcycle range, enabling on-site motorcycle training and eliminating a 150-mile drive for trainees.

Donley revived the Basic Rider Course 2, updated it to pre-COVID standards, led instruction for 10 courses, and certified 50 backlogged personnel while achieving a 36 percent reduction in overdue training.

He optimized safety information distribution by ensuring the execution of critical preseason briefings to dominate the Air Force Safety Center’s 100 percent contact campaign goal.

Donley is safety driven and keyed in proper Tires and Wheels, Controls, Lights and Electrical, Oil and Fluids, Chassis and Sidestand procedures to rider coaches and student riders. A total of 50 motorcycles were inspected, and there were zero training mishaps.

He also organized FAFB’s first on-base Basic Rider Course, coordinated with nine instructors, and developed a training plan for six riders, which postured the wing for future classes and saved $2,500.