DoD is removing Social Security Numbers from ID cards

March 28, 2011
To protect your privacy and personal identity information, your Social
Security Number (SSN) is being replaced with a DoD ID Number on
all ID cards.

ID Card Changes:
  • As of June 2011, SSNs will no longer be printed on any new ID card.
  • SSN removal will occur in three phases.
  • Your new ID card will have a DoD ID Number in place of your SSN.
  • Your DoD ID Number will be used as the Geneva Conventions serial number.
  • If you are eligible for DoD benefits, there will also be a DoD Benefits Number printed on your new ID card.
For FAQs and more information on the new cards, please view this PDF.