Welcome to the DoD ID Card Reference Center
Do you have questions about your Common Access Card (CAC) or your Uniformed Services ID Card? This site guides you through the process of obtaining, using, and maintaining both types of cards.
Common Access Cards (CAC)
"Smart" ID card for active-duty military personnel, Selected Reserve, DoD civilian employees, and eligible contractor personnel.
ID Card Lifecycle
The ID Card Lifecycle provides more detail about the ID card issuance and management process, along with links to associated policy documents. View the full ID Card Lifecycle.