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Military service identifiers on Colorado driver’s licenses

As of Nov. 13, current and veteran military service members have the option of including a military identifier on their Colorado driver’s licenses and ID cards.

The identifier will indicate branch of service of the card holder and can only be acquired after the applicant presents a valid military identification document.

Proof of military service is required for the initial license or ID issuance.

There will be six branch-of-service identifiers available: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard. The card can only have one identifier on it and is available for an additional $15 fee.

The identifier will appear in the lower right-hand corner of the card.

The military identifier was created by House Bill 10-1209. The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Division of Motor Vehicles is responsible for implementing the law. State analysts estimate that there are about 425,000 service members and veterans in Colorado who would be eligible for a military identifier on their driver’s license or ID cards.

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