Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 5512.10
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING DD FORM 1172, AUGUST 1987 EDITION
(Reserve Family Member ID Card and DEERS Enrollment)
Complete the blocks of the DD Form 1172, August 1987 edition, as follows. Do not leave any
block blank unless the specific instruction allows or requires it.
PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT USING A BLACK BALLPOINT PEN.
All DD Forms 1172 prepared for RESERVE DEERS ENROLLMENT must be PROMINENTLY
MARKED in the UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER. Place X's in the block designated for that
SECTION I - SPONSOR INFORMATION
BLOCK 1. NAME. Enter the sponsor's last name first, enter the first name, and then enter the
middle initial or the full middle name. (Use no more than 27 characters.)
NOTE: The name field can include a designation of JR, SR, ESQ, or the Roman numerals I
through X. To include this designation, enter the appropriate data after the middle initial.
The name cannot contain any special characters nor is any punctuation permitted.
BLOCK 2. SEX. Enter the sex of the sponsor from the valid abbreviations listed in the left
column below. (Use 1 character.)
BLOCK 3. SSN (SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER). Enter the sponsor's SSN. If the sponsor does
not have a SSN, enter the sponsor's Service Serial Number, adding left-justified zeros when the
service number contains less than 9 digits. For example, serial number "12345" would be entered
as "000012345." (Use 9 characters.)
NOTE: If entering information on-line into DEERS and the data base shows the SSN or Service
Serial Number is already registered for another individual, STOP processing and verify the
number. If verification confirms duplication of the SSN by the Social Security
Administration, continue processing and the system will automatically generate a
duplicate control number for additional sponsor.
BLOCK 4. STATUS. Enter the correct abbreviation for the status of the sponsor from the
abbreviations listed in the left column below.
RES - Reserve
GRD - Army and Air National Guard