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DOD/OS RIN: 0790-AJ37 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible Individuals (Adding Subpart D) 

Among the Obama Administration regulatory priorities are rules which extend fairness and tolerance to all Americans. The Department of Defense (DoD) previously published an interim final rule that establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the issuing of distinct DoD ID cards. The ID cards are issued to uniformed service members, their dependents, and other eligible individuals and are used as proof of identity and DoD affiliation, and facilitate the extension of DoD benefits. The interim final rule extended benefits to all eligible dependents of Uniformed Service members and eligible DoD civilians. It was necessary to amend the interim final rule to ensure the issuance of ID cards and extension of benefits aligns with current Federal and DoD policy, and to include an additional implementing manual addressing eligibility documentation requirements. The revisions to this rule will be reported in future status updates as part of DoD's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563, completed in August 2011. DoD's full plan can be accessed at:!docketDetail;D=DOD-2011-OS-0036.  


Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 32 CFR 161   
Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. 1061    10 U.S.C. 1062    10 U.S.C. 1063    10 U.S.C. 1064    10 U.S.C. 1072    10 U.S.C. 1073    10 U.S.C. 1074    10 U.S.C. 1074(a)    10 U.S.C. 1074(b)    10 U.S.C. 1074(c)    10 U.S.C. 1076    10 U.S.C. 1076(a)    10 U.S.C. 1077    10 U.S.C. 1095(k)(2)    18 U.S.C. 499    18 U.S.C. 506    18 U.S.C. 509    18 U.S.C. 701    18 U.S.C. 1001   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

Many changes have occurred since DoD previously issued ID card policy in 1997 that require regulation and policy to be updated, which include but are not limited to Obama administration priorities of extending fairness and tolerance to all Americans. Supreme Court decisions within the last five years, required DoD to ensure that ID card policy was inclusive of same-sex spouse and transgender retiree and dependent populations. Additionally, the length of the previous document combined with additional information necessary to make the document current, required separation into an overarching instruction with supporting subject matter specific manuals.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

This regulation is pursued under the authorities of title 5, title 10 and title 18 U.S.C.


DoD does not have any alternatives to address the issuing of distinct DoD ID cards.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

There are no costs to the public. There are no capital or start-up costs associated with the issuance of this rule.  ID cards cost the Department approximately $28.3 million annually.


There is no risk to the public.

Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/27/2016  81 FR 74874   
Interim Final Rule Effective  10/27/2016 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  12/27/2016 
Final Action  05/00/2017 
Additional Information: DoD Instruction 1000.13, "Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible Individuals"; DoD Manual 1000.13, Volume 1, "DoD Identification (ID) Cards: ID Card Life-Cycle"; DoD Manual 1000.13, Volume 2, "DoD Identification (ID) Cards: Benefits for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible Individuals"; DoD Manual 1000.13, Volume 3, "DoD Identification (ID) Cards: Eligibility Documentation Required for Defense Enrollment Eligibility (DEERS) Enrollment, Record Management, and ID Card Issuance"
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0790-AI61 
Agency Contact:
Robert Eves
Program Analyst
Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 03E25-1,
Alexandria, VA 22350-4000
Phone:571 372-1956