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DOD ID Card Reference Center


The DOD ID Card Reference Center will guide you through the process of obtaining, using and maintaining your Common Access Card or your Uniformed Services ID Card.

How this resource helps

This website includes sections on:

  • The CAC for active-duty service members, selected reserve, DOD civilians and eligible contractors.
  • The Uniformed Services ID Card for military family members and military retirees to access service benefits and privileges.

Learn about the different types of cards and eligibility as well as how to get and manage your ID card. You’ll also find links to application forms and other resources.

How to access the website

Visit the DOD ID Card Reference Center to learn more about military ID cards.

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