Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)


Hours of Operation:

The RI National Guard Joint Force Headquarters DEERS office does not take walk-in appointments.  


To make an appointment, please sign up at 


Tue-Fri 0730-1630

Closed on Federal Holidays.


RECENT CHANGE: Identification Requirements

ALL Sponsors, Spouses, and Dependent Children OVER 18 must have two UNEXPIRED forms of ID to receive a new ID card. One must be a state/government issued photo ID.


IDs no longer acceptable

Due to a recent system upgrade, ID card offices can no longer accept the following: Student ID, Expired IDs, Veterans Identification Card (VIC). Note: Concealed Weapons Permits are not acceptable.


Acceptable Identification Examples

Primary: Military ID, Driver’s License, Passport. Secondary: A second Primary ID or Social Security Card, voter's registration card, Birth Certificate, or Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) . All must be unexpired with the exception of the DoD ID. NOTE: If the DoD ID is expired you can only use this if your status has not changed. Example being reserves to National Guard.


Changes to your DEERS record

If any changes need to be made to a record, the sponsor must be present or a valid Power of Attorney must be presented each time. Additionally, valid supporting documentation MUST be provided.


90 Day Renewal Policy

The policy regarding the timeline for renewing your ID is 90 days prior to the expiration date. Exclusions: Tricare Young Adult initial issuance, Medicare (age 65), and contract extensions.


ID Card Scanning

All Military Installations have begun scanning ID cards for Base access. If you currently hold an older ID with the SSN printed, it may not scan properly and will be confiscated. Renewal of the ID will then be required.


Dependents without sponsor present

All Dependents without a Sponsor present must have a valid POA or DD Form 1172-2 pre-printed by a DEERS station that has been signed by the Sponsor and a Verifying Official ahead of time. 1172-2 forms can be hand filled but must be notarized and be the original copy.