(6) Set up steps for the disposition of ID media.
This need may
occur on termination of employment and actions as a result of security
Purpose and Scope.
a. A personnel ID system
accomplish the following:
(1) Provide for the controlled entry of personnel into posts and
(2) Provide a practical system
(3) Aid the control of and circulation of personnel into, within, and
out of restricted areas.
(4) Provide a visible means of easily seeing
b. Security ID cards and badges are issued where a system of personnel
ID and control is needed.
They are used in addition to that control
provided by the standard ID card. Security cards and badges will be used
before movement into, within, and out of specified posts.
activities or restricted areas will also be covered by this system.
Security ID badges in a limited area should undergo reissue when the loss
factor reaches 5 percent.
a. Major COs and/or heads of Army staff agencies decide the use of
security ID cards or badges. They decide also on withdrawal or reissue of
cards and badges.
b. Major COs and heads of Army staff agencies are responsible for
procurement (except for DD or DA forms) of these cards and badges.
Preparation, issue, and use of completed ID cards and badges are also the
responsibility of these persons.
They are to enforce their policy on the
use of such cards and badges as a security measure. Such responsibility may
be delegated to COs where appropriate.
c. Major COs and heads of Army staff agencies must handle necessary
budgeting and funding for ID cards and badges. The only exceptions are the
DD and DA forms.
Such responsibility may be delegated to COs where
d. Major COs and heads of Army staff agencies may add other security
features to the design of ID cards or badges. However, they must meet the
specific security requirements in AR 640-3.