The USMV M/C is a true three-piece patch Motorcycle Club. We are an association of veterans, a Club of bikers, a band of Brothers. We are recognized and respected by other MCs both locally and nationally. We support each other, and recognize that each member has family and professional obligations, and expect that our members meet those priorities in a mature and responsible manner. We have two common bonds; first, we are bikers. Second, we have honorably served this nation and stood in harm’s way to defend her. We are not solely a veteran’s organization, such as the VFW (though many of us are life members). We come to the plate knowing about such things as loyalty, duty, and sacrifice. We learned these things in uniform. Here we find a place to consistently encounter those things we value most when on Active Duty- respect, camaraderie, unity, and brotherhood.
The process of becoming a member has two phases "Prospect" and "Probate".
During the Prospect phase an individual will go to runs and attend portions of meetings with the club as a guest. This gives the prospect a chance to evaluate his desire to belong to this brotherhood and the club members to evaluate his basic personality and compatibility.
The Probate phase is longer and gives the probate the opportunity to learn the proper conduct of a member in an MC. It affords the membership the opportunity to evaluate the probate as an individual they will be proud to label as and depend upon as a brother. During this time the probate is under the direct supervision of an experienced member whenever wearing the club "rockers".
Once the Patch is awarded, life does not get easier. There is no coasting. Each member is expected to pull more than his weight. As a member reaches higher levels of experience, his brothers look to him to provide leadership. There are decisions to be made, other clubs to relate to, causes to be fought and won. There are brothers to be taken care of, charities to be funded, and a family to be kept safe. There is always commitment to the club. There is always the expectation that the individual will conduct himself in a manner that projects a positive image to the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club, motorcycle club community and the general public.