According to military protocol, servicemembers, their spouses, and dependents are required to always have their government identification card in possession. And if you know anything about the military that means no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
AR 600-8-14 reads: "ID card holders are required to carry their ID cards at all times." No easy feat when servicemember tasks can run the gamut between office work and in the field training missions with live ammunition and maneuvers. So what’s a military member to do?
How does one navigate boot camp, or get deployed, or sit in the Situation Room and make plans that will affect the nation and still hang on to the all-important ID card?
Fortunately, that’s where companies like Specialist ID can help. A leader in the badge ID industry, Specialist ID specializes in helping individuals in all industries find the accessories necessary to hold onto and use their IDs. And that includes those in the armed forces.
In this guide we’ll look at the 4 most useful military ID accessories that every service members should have.
The first step in keeping an ID badge on you at all times is finding a great tool to hold it. That goes for spouses and family members as well. A government ID badge can be the physical key to accessing bases, purchasing goods at the commissary, or even getting certain discounts at civilian businesses. To keep it handy, Specialist ID’s personalized military lanyards are a great solution. They have them in five options including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Vietnam veterans.
These attractive lanyards have a wide band for extra comfort that feels silky to the touch. In addition, they have a breakaway clasp to ensure safety when wearing. An ID fits easily at the base so servicemembers can show their identification by simply pulling the lanyard away from their necks.
It’s safe to say that most active duty military members will see all kinds of scenarios most civilians can’t even imagine. Some of these will involve physical endurance tests while others require them to navigate rough terrain in hostile environments. To keep their ID badge safe, the Witz See It Safe Waterproof ID Badge Holder is perfect. This necklace-like container can keep up to 10 credit card-size items inside it while protecting them from the elements. It also features a crush-resistant shell.
Made of clear plastic, a servicemember could easily look inside to find what they’re looking for, then wear it beneath a uniform to keep it safe and out of sight. For military members who regularly are asked to face the unexpected, this ID holder is a great alternative.
Five a.m. PT feels a whole lot better when you don’t have a lanyard flapping in your face. This Raine Military ID Badge Armband keeps an ID secure on the bicep so that a servicemember can get their laps and training in without interruption.
Plus, its adjustable straps mean it’s one size fits all. And when off work, servicemembers can wear it to travel or for extreme sports knowing their ID is safe and secure as well as invisible underneath clothing.
For some individuals in the United States military, keeping our country’s greatest secrets safe is a part of the job. But with that level of security clearance comes a need to ensure the protection of the means by which the individual can access such classified materials.
In some cases, this access is via an ID card. In those cases the need to keep it safe is even more important. But what can a service member do, other than keep it safely tucked under their uniform? Great question with an even better answer. The Identity Stronghold IDSH1004-001B-002 Secure Badge holder Classic is essential for those who need to keep their IDs super secure. Thanks to its RFID chip blocking technology, it keeps scanners from reading it without permission.
The FIPS 201 approved electromagnetically opaque sleeve obscures the card so that no one can see it unless the wearer chooses to expose the card. The best defense against fraudsters or bad actors wishing to access American military secrets, this ID holder is a must have for keeping security clearance safe.
Of course, these are just four of the many, many ID accessories Specialist ID sells that are perfect for those in the military. The company sells dozens of badge holders, lanyards, badge reels, and other items that make the business of protecting our nation easier.