Identification Card, DD Form 2 (RET), and the
Uniformed Services Identification and privilege Card,
DD Form 1173.
Identification cards identify, for example, the
bearer as being a member of the armed forces serving
on extended active duty or a member of the U.S. Naval
Reserve on inactive duty. Identification cards also
identify retired members of the uniformed services
entitled to retired pay, armed forces dependents, or
civilians authorized to have identification cards in their
Some of the Navy activities authorized to issue ID
cards are PERSUPPACTS, PERSUPPDER, destroyer
tenders (ADs), combat store ships (AFSs), fast combat
support ships (AOEs), replenishment oilers (AORs),
repair ships (AR), submarine tenders (ASS), aircraft
carriers (CVs), and aircraft carriers (nuclear) (CVNs).
Activities, other than those listed previously and in
the MILPERSMAN, Article 4620140, must request
authorization to issue cards from CHNAVPERS (PERS
334). Such requests must provide specific justification
for ID card issuing authorization. Justification must
include the following: estimated monthly number of
cards issued by category (active duty, retired,
dependents, Reserve, Reserve dependent) and location
of nearest military base issuing ID cards. These requests
must be signed by the CO and certified that the site has
on-line or previously authorized off-line access to the
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
The CO must further certify that the photographic
and thermoplastic lamination equipment necessary to
issue ID cards is on board. ID card issuing authority, if
granted, does not authorize expenditure of funds for the
purchase or maintenance of equipment incident to the
issuance of ID cards. Authorized Navy issuing activities
stock, verify, and issue only those types of ID cards
approved in writing by PERS 334.
Members assigned to activities that do not have ID
card issuing authority obtain their cards from the nearest
authorized issuing activity.
CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY
All blank ID cards must be controlled to make sure
only authorized persons receive, issue, or handle them
at the command. The following procedures are
A record is maintained of all ID cards issued to
activities. All issuances and receipts are recorded
and accounted for by serial number.
ID cards are stored in a security-type
combination safe. Access to the safe is controlled
by an access log.
ID cards are shipped by registered mail from the
supply center and records are maintained for 5
years after shipment to each activity by the naval
supply center servicing that activity.
Only the CO or designated representative (in
writing) may order and receipt for ID cards to be
issued by an activity.
The CO or OIC of the ID card issuing activity does
Confirms that the command is authorized by
CHNAVPERS to issue ID cards.
Maintains procedures for strict accountability
and security of ID cards. This includes keeping a record
by serial number of cards received. Requisitioning
documents for ID cards submitted by an ID card issuing
activity must be maintained for 5 years.
Sets up controls for processing and handling of
ID cards to make sure unauthorized persons do not
Maintains a log of the final disposition of each
card for 5 years to provide an audit trail. This log should
include, but not be limited to, the ID card serial number,
the name of the activity, the person to whom the card
was issued, and his or her SSN.
When blank identification cards cannot be
accounted for, a letter, Report Control Symbol BUPERS
1070-65, Report of Missing or Stolen Identification
Cards, must be sent to CHNAVPERS describing the
circumstances involved, the serial numbers of the
missing cards, corrective measures instituted, and
disciplinary action taken. All commissaries, exchanges,
medical and dental facilities within a 100-mile radius
will be notified of the missing cards by serial number.
Refer to the MILPERSMAN, Article 4620140, for more
SIGNATURES ON IDENTIFICATION
An officer, master chief petty officer, senior chief
petty officer, chief petty officer, petty officer first class,
or civilian (GS-5 or above) specifically designated to be