DD Form 1173 Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card

What Is DD Form 1173?

DD Form 1173 is a Military ID Card issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) to eligible dependents of active duty and retired service members. It serves as proof of eligibility for medical care within the Army health care system, TRICARE benefits and access to Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities.

All United States Uniformed Services Privilege and Identification Cards are color-coded to show the status of the holder. A DD Form 1173 ID card is colored tan and identifies the holder as a dependent of active duty or retired soldier, a Medal of Honor recipient, a 100% VA Disabled Veteran (DAVPRM - Disabled Veteran Permanent) or their dependant.

As of today, no printable DD Form 1173 copies can be found online. The form below is shown for reference.


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Other U.S. military ID cards include:

  1. DD Form 1173-1, DoD Guard and Reserve Dependent ID Card (Red) is an ID given to reserve component (RC) family members and other dependents. The DD Form 1173-1 serves as proof that the holder has been pre-enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System (DEERS).
  2. DD Form 2, United States Uniformed Services Identification Card - Reserve, Retired or Reserve Retired - Green, Blue, and Red respectively - are given to:
    • Members of the Individual Ready Reserves and Inactive National Guard;
    • TDRL, PDRL and Retired members entitled to retired pay;
    • Retired members of the Reserves and National Guard under the age of 60.
  3. DD Form 2765, Department of Defense/Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card is issued to:
    • Medal of Honor recipients;
    • 100% VA Disabled Veterans;
    • Retired members receiving retired pay;
    • Transitional Health Care Members (TAMP);
    • Full-time paid USO personnel serving outside of the U.S.;
    • United Seaman's Service (USS) personnel serving outside of the U.S.;
    • Officers and Crew Members of MSC Vessels deployed to foreign countries;
    • Select Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) personnel.

How to Get a DD Form 1173?

Reserve Component service members called to active duty for more than 30 days are encouraged to complete DD Form 1172-2, Application for Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment. This application - along with the DD Form 1173-1 - makes dependents eligible to receive the DD Form 1173. Both ID cards authorize medical and MWR benefits for the period of active duty specified on the service members orders.

A lost DD Form 1173 can be re-ordered at a Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS) site. Use the RAPIDS Site Locator at http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl to find a RAPIDS site closest to your location.

Does a DD Form 1173 Prove Insurance Coverage?

Military Form DD 1173 authorizes all medical, commissary and MWR benefits applicable to the dependent for the period of active duty specified on the service member's orders.