Army Dog Tags Regulation

Do soldiers have to wear Dog Tags? Yes, as per Army Regulation 670–1 (AR670-1) p3-11 soldiers will wear identification tags at all times while on duty in uniform unless otherwise directed by the commander. Wearing identification tags is governed by AR 600–8–14 and DA Pam 600–8–14.

Not only is Stolen Valor unethical and disrespecful to our service members and veterans, it IS illegal in most jurisdications to impersonate a member of the armed forces. Unlike Military ID Cards, dogtags are not a valid form of official military identification so it is not illegal per se to wear them. However lying about military service or trying to pass yourself of as a service member or vet by wearing a uniform or medals that were not earned is criminalized in some circumstances, especially if done with the goal of obtaining money or other kinds of tangible benefits. Under no circumstances should dog tags be worn with this intent.

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What information goes on military dog tags?

The U.S. Army changed regulations on July 6, 1916, so that all soldiers were issued two tags: one to stay with the body and the other to go to the person in charge of the burial for record-keeping purposes.

Do soldiers have to wear their dog tags all the time?

Nowadays, the tags are “official” and thus, standardized. Military dog tag information includes the wearer’s name, blood type, social security number (SSN), and religious preference. Previously, for “religious preference”, soldiers could only put “Protestant”, “Catholic”, “Hebrew”.