“Officers – full name and rank at date of issue; enlisted men – full name and date of first enlistment in the Marine Corps. These tags were regarded as part of the field kit and were to be suspended from the neck under the clothing.
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”.
The British Army introduced them in 1907. They were produced within each unit, and stamped with key information, typically service number, surname and initials, regiment, and sometimes battalion and rank. Religion was also indicated.
A common military dog tag contains the details of the soldier like first name, last name and the soldier's military ID number so that it can act as an identity token for the soldiers.
One of the tags hangs on a long 24-inch chain and the other on a short 4.5-inch chain. The tags are inscribed with your blood group, service number, surname, initials and religion and are only issued to the troops when they are on active service.
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”. However, today, there is an option for “None”—no religious preference as well.
Today's identification tags identify vital information about the wearer: name, Social Security number, blood type and religious preference. During World War II there were only three religious categories that could be put on dog tags: P for Protestant, C for Catholic and H for Hebrew (Jewish).
By World War II, military ID tags were considered an official part of the uniform and had evolved into the uniform size and shape they are today — a rounded rectangle made of nickel-copper alloy.
Standard military chains are a matte finish. Made from shiny finish 304 grade stainless steel the dog tags and chains are non allergic and extremely durable and hard wearing. These tags look great with or without silencers.
Today, dog tags issued by the US military include the service member's Name, Branch of Service (all except Army), Serial Number (often Social Security Number, or DoD ID Number), Blood Type, and Religious Preference (if any). This information is the most essential information needed on the battlefield.
Write on a piece of paper where you found the tags, the date you found the tags, your full name and contact information. Place the letter and dog tags into an envelope. Seal the envelope and address it to the Secretary of Defense. The address is: 1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1400.
Dog tag sets produced by LogoTags, a division of Ball Chain Manufacturing Co., Inc. Sole manufacturer of dog tag chains for the United States Military. Our custom embossed text military dog tags are the classic style dog tags with five lines of text stamped into a rolled-edge stainless steel tag.