the same purpose. Although DD Form 528 is no longer
issued, you must still be made aware of it.
DD FORM 1934
The Geneva Conventions also contain provisions
for medical, religious, and auxiliary medical personnel
to carry special ID bearing distinctive emblems. To
comply with this requirement, the United States issues
a special Geneva Conventions Identity Card for
Medical and Religious Personnel Who Serve in or
Accompany the Armed Forces, DD Form 1934. Figure
3-5 shows the front and back of an intentionally voided
DD Form 1934.
DD Form 1934 is issued in addition to DD Form
2N (ACT) to active duty medical, dental, auxiliary
medical, or religious personnel. These medical and
religious personnel include the following categories:
Officers in the Medical Corps, Medical Service
Corps, Nurse Corps, Dental Corps, and Chaplain
Figure 3-5.Conventions Identity Card for Medical and
Religious Personnel Who Serve in or Accompany the
Armed Forces, DD Form 1934.
Corps, and auxiliary chaplains employed by the
Enlisted HMs and DTs
Members who are issued DD Form 1934 should be
aware that this form is not intended to be used to
authorize or certify eligibility for (or render) any
military benefits, privileges, or logistics support.
The DD Form 1934 is prepared for all naval medical
and religious personnel ordered to ships, operational
aircraft squadrons employed in operations outside the
continental United States (CONUS), or activities
outside the United States. It is issued before these
personnel undertake travel outside of the United States
or before their ship is deployed. Once issued, this card
must be retained on the person at all times.
When ships, aircraft squadrons, or members return
to the United States, each DD Form 1934 is taken by
the CO and/or his or her representative and filed in that
members service record for possible future use. It
should be placed in an envelope clearly indicating its
content. In cases when deployment outside the United
States is irregular and sporadic, the form may be
retained by the member at all times. Upon separation,
the DD Form 1934 is retrieved from the member and
destroyed by the separating activity.
As a PN, you will most likely come across DD Form
1934 when you are doing separation. If you are
responsible for doing separations and a member has a
DD Form 1934 in his or her possession, make sure you
make a page 13 entry indicating that the form has been
Although you must be aware of the Geneva
Conventions IDs and your associated responsibilities,
you will encounter these IDs much less frequently than
you will the armed forces ID cards.
ARMED FORCES IDENTIFICATION
Whether you are stationed aboard a ship or a
(PERSUPPDET), you most likely will be involved in
typing applications for the issuance of armed forces ID
cards. It is possible that by now you are preparing these
forms using a computer, where as before you were
required to type them on a typewriter. Then again, it is
also possible that your command has not yet obtained a
computer system that contains the format for typing the
ID card applications and you are still using a typewriter
to prepare them.