What Is DD Form 1172?


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Form DD-1172-2 is an application for the Common Access Card. The DD Form 1172, "Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card DEERS Enrollment" was decommissioned in 2012. DD-1172-2 replaces it and is used for service members and government contractors to receive an ID.

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Applicants must give their forms to a sponsor, who is a Department of Defense official or employee, for approval. Sponsors initiate background checks of applicants, including a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check, and a National Agency Check with Written Inquiries.

The Common Access Card is a smart identification card used by active duty uniformed service personnel, Department of Defence civilian employees and contractor personnel. It is also a smart key that gives physical access to buildings and controlled spaces, and it gives access to Department of Defence computer networks and systems.

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