Dependents birth certificate
Sponsors valid drivers license
You must do this before you prepare the DD Form
1172 and subsequently issue the ID cards DD Form
1173. Make sure you cite these documents in the
Remarks section of the DD Form 1172.
Certain civilian personnel are authorized issuance
of the DD Form 1173. Although not inclusive of all
civilians authorized to receive this ID, the following list
includes the more common examples of civilian
personnel who are authorized to acquire and carry DD
Civilian personnel of the DOD, the uniformed
services, and their accompanying dependents when
required to reside in a household on a military
installation within CONUS, Hawaii, and Alaska are
entitled to commissary and limited exchange privileges
only. They are not entitled to DOD-sponsored medical
Contract surgeons during the period of their
Uniformed and nonuniformed full-time paid
personnel of the Red Cross assigned to duty with the
uniformed services within CONUS, Hawaii, Alaska,
Puerto Rico, and Guam, and their accompanying
dependents when required to reside in the same
household on a military installation.
Area executives, center directors, assistant
directors of the United Services Organizations (USO)
when serving in foreign countries and their
accompanying dependents when residing in the same
Military Sealift Command (MSC) civil service
marine personnel deployed to foreign countries on
MSC owned and operated vessels.
These authorized civilians and their dependents are
issued DD Form 1173 for ID purposes and to authorize
them certain privileges and/or benefits while their
sponsors are serving in such positions.
Generally, authorized civilians will obtain these ID
cards at the overseas activities to which they are
assigned provided there is an ID card issuing authority
available. In some cases, however, certain civilian
personnel may obtain their ID cards in CONUS.
Personnel who are required to live in a household on a
military installation located within CONUS can obtain
ID cards at the nearest ID card-issuing authority.
Appropriate documents must be cited in the Remarks
section of the DD Form 1172.
As a PN, you may be assigned the responsibility of
issuing DD Form 1173 to civilians. Whenever you are
asked to type DD Form 1173 for civilian personnel and
their dependents, make sure you refer to the Entitlement
Guide section of the BUPERSINST 1750.10 for
preparation instructions and to determine which
privileges to authorize.
If you are responsible for processing or issuing
armed forces ID cards to any of the personnel we have
discussed in the preceding sections, you should inform
them that if their ID cards are lost or stolen, they must
report this immediately and obtain a new ID cards as
soon as practical.
Before we continue with the next section which
deals with meal passes, we must tell you about the new
holographic ID card that the Department of Defense
(DOD) has introduced.
The DOD is always looking for more efficient ways
to combat fraud, waste, and abuse when it comes to the
delivery of military benefits and privileges.
Consequently, the RAPIDS program office has
developed a more secure, machine-readable
identification card that links the data on the card to the
central DEERS database. To make the current
machine-readable ID card more tamperresistant, a
holographic image is being incorporated into the
WHAT DOES THE HOLOGRAM
The hologram is a multicolored, three-dimensional
image of the Great Seal of the United States layered over
the letters USA. Likenesses of these images appear
below in figure 3-12. The colors of the hologram are
similar to the colors in a rainbow. The hologram
Figure 3-12.Likeness of the Great Seal of the United States
and the letters USA.