Uniformed Services ID Card

If you are a military retiree or military family member, you must have a Uniformed Services ID Card to access military service benefits or privileges.

Card Topology

Uniformed Services ID Card front Uniformed Services ID Card back

Card Types & Eligibility

There are seven different Uniformed Services ID Cards. The benefits associated with each card depends on who you are or who your sponsor is.

Card Type Recipients
Armed Forces of the United States Geneva Conventions Identification Card

DD Form 2 (Reserve)

Armed Forces of the United States Geneva Conventions Identification Card

  • Members of the Individual Ready Reserves and Inactive National Guard
United States Uniformed Services Identification Card

DD Form 2 (Retired)

United States Uniformed Services Identification Card

  • Retired members entitled to retired pay
  • Members on the Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL)
  • Members on the Permanent Disability Retired List (PDRL)
United States Uniformed Services Identification Card

DD Form 2 (Reserve Retired)

United States Uniformed Services Identification Card

  • Retired members of the Reserves and National Guard under the age of 60
United States Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card

DD Form 1173

United States Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card

  • Dependents of: active-duty servicemembers of the regular components; Reserve component servicemembers on active duty for more than 30 days; retirees; Medal of Honor recipients; former members in receipt of retired pay; Transitional Health Care Members (TAMP); 100% Disabled Veterans (DAV); and Ship's Officers and Crewmembers of NOAA Vessels
  • Surviving dependents of: active-duty and retired military members; Medal of Honor recipients; and 100% Disabled Veterans (DAV)
  • Accompanying family members of authorized civilian personnel overseas
  • Eligible dependents of foreign military
  • Other benefits-eligible categories as described in DoD policy
United States Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (Guard and Reserve family member)

DD Form 1173-1

United States Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (Guard and Reserve family member)

  • Dependents of: Reserve members not on Active Duty or in receipt of retired pay; former members not in receipt of retired pay; Reserve servicemembers who die after receipt of NOE
  • Other benefits-eligible categories as described in DoD policy
Department of Defense/Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card

DD Form 2765

Department of Defense/Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card

  • Medal of Honor recipients
  • 100% Disabled Veterans (DAV)
  • Former members in receipt of retired pay
  • Transitional Health Care Member (TAMP)
  • Full-time paid personnel of the USO when serving outside the United States
  • United Seaman's Service (USS) personnel when serving outside the United States
  • Officers and Crews of MSC Vessels deployed to foreign countries
  • Select Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) personnel
  • Other benefits-eligible categories as described in DoD policy
DoD Civilian Retiree Card

DoD Civilian Retiree Card

  • Appropriated and non-appropriated fund civilians that have retired from any DoD service component or agency