His designated representative may also give approval. Such persons will be
control rosters sent to a higher or lower level must be secured in transit.
They must also be verified and authenticated upon receipt.
Badge Identification System.
a. A security ID card or badge system should be established to admit
most commonly used systems are the single card or badge; card or badge
exchange; and multiple cards or badges.
These systems may require cards
being carried on the person or cards or badges being worn on outer clothing.
There are advantages and disadvantages of each type system.
personnel must be aware of both.
(1) Single Card or Badge System.
With this system, permission to
enter different areas is shown on the card by letters, numerals, or colors.
For instance, blue may be the background color of the card currently used
for general admittance.
Permission to enter specific areas of higher
restriction may be designated by specified symbols or colors.
overprinted on the card or badge.
This system gives comparatively loose
control and is not recommended for security areas. Permission to enter does
not necessarily mean that one has the "need to know."
Cards and badges
often remain in the bearer's possession during off duty or off post hours.
This increases the opportunity for alteration or duplication.
(2) Card or Badge Exchange System. This is a system of two cards or
Each contains identical photographs, but each has different
background colors, or an overprint on one of the two. One type is presented
at the entrance and exchanged for the other. This second type is carried or
worn while in the area. It is identical in every way to the first with one
exception. Additional symbols or colors have been added which grant further
admittance. The polaroid camera with a special adapter can make up to four
prints of one picture. This method provides extra security by having both
photographs identical. In this type of system, the second badge or card is
kept in the security area and never leaves. This decreases the possibility
(3) Multiple Card or Badge System. This is a further development of
the exchange system explained in paragraph (2) above with one exception.
The card or badge does not have specific markings denoting permission to
enter various restricted areas.
Instead, an exchange is made at the
entrance of each security area within the post.
Exchange cards or badges
are kept at each area only for those persons who have the appropriate card
or badge. By virtue of the localized and controlled exchange requirements,
this is the most secure and effective system.
b. In some cases a system of personnel ID and control other than
personal recognition is in effect. Then, all persons are required to wear
the ID badge.
It should be worn in a visible place on the uniform; the