CAC Resources

The CAC, a "smart" card about the size of a credit card, is the standard identification for active duty uniformed service personnel, Selected Reserve, DoD civilian employees, and eligible contractor personnel. It is also the principal card used to enable physical access to buildings and controlled spaces, and it provides access to DoD computer networks and systems.

Need a new Common Access Card (CAC)?
Anyone authorized a CAC can get service at any Real-Time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS) service centers including non-National Guard centers. 


The RAPIDS Site Locator page contains tabs for an interactive search map, required documentation, contact information, and helpful links. The interactive map provides site locations from your search information. Click on the location pin on the map for the site you want and select the "details" link. The details window will provide you with the service center address, hours of operation, and a contact phone number. It is recommended you call the service center to verify if an appointment is needed, wait times, and scheduled downtime

Please keep in mind that CAC Service Centers are also located at the Ruhl Armory, Edgewood Armory, and the Adelphi Readiness Center. These service centers will not appear on the RAPIDS Site Locator because they contain deployable equipment. 

Contact your unit to obtain POC information on these three centers.

For more information about the Common Access Card is the DoD Common Access Card website.

Click Here for the required documentation for both the initial CAC issue and CAC renewal.

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