Identification Cards (ID Cards
The Soldier Support Center can issue ID
cards for members of all branches of
service - active, reserve, guard,
retirees and dependents - as well as
Department of Defense civilian employees
Two valid forms of identification, one
of which must contain a photo, are
required for issuance of an ID card.
Examples of valid identification are: a
driver's license; a state-issued
identification card; a Social Security
card, a birth certificate or a passport.
Dependents obtaining ID cards must be
accompanied by their sponsor or must
have in their possession a completed
Department of Defense Form 1172-2
(Application for Identification
Card/DEERS Enrollment) that has been
signed and notarized by the sponsor.
Sponsors who have a Common Access Card
may digitally sign the DD Form 1172-2 on
line at the RAPIDS Self Service website
after creating an account.
Active-duty service members and service
members reaching retirement age also
must have orders/contracts with them
when obtaining ID cards.
Based on AFI 36-3026 guidelines military personnel taking photos for military identification cards in civilian clothing are still held to service grooming standards.
Note: Active duty, Selected Reserve, and Participating IRR members must also be within Service dress and appearance standards when in uniform as well as civilian clothing. This also applies to members who are on appellate leave. Soldiers will be required to follow these guideline to be issued any military identification card as appropriate
Defense Enrollment Eligibility
Reporting System (DEERS)
Adding a spouse or child to DEERS
requires presentation of original
documents (marriage certificate, birth
certificates, driver's license and
Social Security cards). If a sponsor
previously was divorced, divorce papers
(and a Department of Defense Form 214 if
in RETIRED status) are required. Before
visiting the office, please call
regarding any questions and to verify
which documents will be required to
accomplish any changes to DEERS.
Customers should call 217-761-3307 prior
to any visit to verify the ID Section is