blank DD Form 1172. You are reminded, however, that
these forms are probably not being used by now since
they are now being prepared using a floppy disk that
contains the application format.
Any ID card-issuing activity that can access
DEERS through RAPIDS can prepare DD Form 1172
and eventually issue DD Form 2N (ACT) directly to the
member. An activity that does not have this capability
must complete the DD Form 1172 and tell the member
to deliver it to an appropriate ID card-issuing activity,
which will issue the member an ID card.
All Navy commands afloat and ashore that issue
DD Form 1172s, and uniformed services ID cards
issuance facilities without on-line access to DEERS,
must use the DD Form 1172 Floppy Disk Application.
If your command does not have a floppy disk for
completing this form, you should request it from the
appropriate activity as reflected in Identification Cards
for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Family
Members, and Other Eligible Persons, BUPERSINST
You can find step-by-step instructions for
completing the DD Form 1172 in BUPERSINST
1750.10. To complete the DD Form 2N (ACT), you can
also find step-by-step procedures in the
MILPERSMAN, Article 4620150, as well as
MEMBERS OF THE NAVAL RESERVE ON
The Armed Forces Identification Card, DD Form
2N (RES) is printed in red security-type ink. It is issued
to assist in identification of the bearer as a member of
the U.S. Naval Reserve on inactive duty. It is not a pass.
This card is the property of the United States and must
be kept in the personal custody of the member at all
times except when it is required by proper military
authority to be surrendered for identification or
Refer to figure 3-9, which shows the
front and back of an intentionally voided DD Form 2N
The DD Form 2N (RES) is issued to members
enlisting in the Naval Reserve who are scheduled to
attend an initial period of active duty for training and
subsequent y return to inactive duty to drill. This ID
card may be issued to members of the U.S. Naval
Reserve in categories of Ready, Standby, or Retired
Reserve (retired without pay). It may also be issued to
midshipmen of the Naval Reserve (Naval Reserve
Officers Training Corps [NROTC] and Merchant
Figure 3-9.Armed Forces Identification Card, DD Form 2N
Marine Academy), and to NROTC college program
students in their last 2 years of naval science.
As in the case of active duty personnel, a DD Form
1172 is required to be completed before the DD Form
2N (RES) can be issued to the member by an ID
The DD Form 1172 can be
obtained from the naval reserve center or
PERSUPPDET that maintains the members records.
The rules for handling and using the DD Form 2N
(RES) are similar to those for the DD Form 2N (ACT).
The DD Form (RES) may be photocopied when
necessary to facilitate administrative requirements, but
the reproduction of this ID card for any other purpose
is prohibited. Any person willfully altering, damaging,
lending, counterfeiting, or using this card in any
unauthorized manner is subject to the penalties under
18 U.S.C 499, 506, or 701.
You can find additional information in regard to
members of the Naval Reserve on inactive duty and the
preparation of the DD Form 2N (RES) in the
MILPERSMAN, Article 4620200.