Its easy..Gloves, Helmet (DOT) approved, Over the ankle boots. Your military boots will work fine. And reflective gear. I use my PTvest. I wear sunglasses under my helmet. So i can leave my visor up. You also need a riders course and the post decals for the bike.
PT Vest? I've heard about wearing reflective gear and I know plenty of people take it off after they're out of sight. I'm not entirely sure what the rules are for Active Duty military as far as off-dtuy and wearing a uniform. If I know that I can decide if I have to wear safety gear over my uniform or if I can change out.
Also, do you think the Military issued boots will have as much protection as these?
Briz is correct. There are Department of Defense and Department of the Army regulations / pamphlets governing the riding of motorcycles on military installations.
You MUST wear:
1. Helmet (at least DOT approved)
2. Eye coverage (not necessarily a visor, but you can wear goggles / shatter-proof glasses)
3. Full finger gloves
4. Over the ankle, preferably ALL-Leather boots but regular issue boots / work boots that you wear with your uniform will be fine.
5. Reflective VEST (either like a road-guard vest or the vest Icon makes)
6. Full length sleeve shirt (not necessarily a jacket, but can be a sweatshirt or something like that, just has to have sleeves that come down to your wrist)
If you take off your gear when you leave the base and something happens, or you DO NOT wear it when you are off duty and something happens, you will NOT be able to collect on benefits because you were not following regulations. I HAVE SEEN THIS DONE BEFORE TO PARENTS/FAMILY OF SERVICE MEMBERS WHO HAVE DIED ON A MOTORCYCLE
I actually have a friend here on Fort Bliss, that rode without proper gear, he got into an accident, not terribly hurt, but his chain of command found out how he was riding (without proper gear) and gave him an Article 15 as well as made him pay for the hospital bills.
A reflective belt, like what most units wear for PT, IS NOT AUTHORIZED WEAR for 'reflective clothing' on a motorcycle. If you also have a backpack when you ride on or off the base, you MUST put a reflective vest around the bag as well as yourself. The only way I've been able to get around that, and is authorized, is to cut up a reflective belt and then have a person with a sewing machine sew the belt onto my backpack.
If you have other questions, let me know. I deal with the DoD regulations and riding a motorcycle on a daily basis.