Figure 3-6.Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS) computer used to access
DEERS by personnel at PERSUPPDDETs.
If you are working in the Identification Cards
section of the PERSUPPDET and have access to
the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting
Automated Personnel Identification System
(RAPIDS), you will type these forms into this
computer system. Figure 3-6 shows you a
In the following sections, we will discuss the
general requirements for issuing armed forces ID
cards to active duty members, Naval Reserve or
inactive duty members, members entitled to
retired pay, dependents, and authorized civilians.
MEMBERS ON ACTIVE DUTY
The Armed Forces Identification Card, DD
Form 2N (ACT), is printed in green security-type
ink. It is issued to assist identification of the
bearer as a member of the armed forces serving
on extended active duty and to serve as
identification for purposes of Article 17, Geneva
Conventions relative to the Treatment of
Prisoners of War. It is not a pass. This card is the
property of the United States and must be carried
by all officers and enlisted members on extended
active duty at all times. If required by proper
military authority, it must be surrendered for
identification or investigation, or while the bearer
is in disciplinary confinement. Refer to figure 3-7,
which shows you the front and back of an
intentionally voided DD Form 2N (ACT).
Figure 3-7.Armed Forces Identification
Card, DD Form 2N (ACT).