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DOD Retirement Identification Card

Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Retiree Identification (ID) Cards are no longer issued pursuant to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Memorandum, “Department of Defense Civilian Retiree Identification Card Termination,” dated February 17, 2023. Previously issued ID cards remain valid through August 31, 2023, and will not be reissued.

The implementation of the REAL ID Act has eliminated the requirement for the DoD Civilian Retiree ID Card authorized by the memorandum previously in effect, dated August 26, 2009. The limited use of morale, welfare and recreation activities by DoD civilian retirees will remain at the discretion of the installation commander, subject to the DoD civilian retiree meeting the requirements for installation access.

For more information on the Real ID please visit: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id