The importance of maintaining a military Common Acccess Card

The importance of maintaining a military Common Acccess Card

The Importance of Keeping and Maintaining My Military (common access card) Card A United States Army common access card card is a Soldiers best friend, it keeps the Soldier and his Government secure, identified, protected from enemy threats. The common access card card is my only way past the gates each morning. The common access card card allows a Soldier access to several thousand pieces of classified information and training.

The card also allows me to access innumerable benefits inside the Army, and limitless discounts inside and outside the Army. Also safe and ffective navigation through army life with my special Department of Defense issued identification card. A common access card card has seemingly limited uses but its uses are actually infinite.

The United States Army common access card Card is how I get to work whenever duty calls me past the gates when I am out to lunch, or when it is Just getting late and I am out and it is time for me to return home for a full nights sleep . The card not only allows me access through the gates, allows the gate guards to identify me as a Soldier, what kind of Soldier and not a civilian or terrorist r criminal; the card allows me to go through the express lane which saves me time and gas, which is also good for my work ethic and bank account.

I don’t wanna be waiting in line burning time and money aka fuel when I could be getting things done faster with my common access card card in the express lane. If a Soldier or Terrorist in ACU’s ever tries to get past or breech the gates without a common access card card the citizenry on Ft Hood can be assured that the person(s) will have their car messed up by the huge steel bars that block the driving entry paths, the person(s) or

Terrorists will be shot at, chased down by Ft Hood Military Police, Jailed, interrogated, and then further action will be taken from there. The FBI, CIA, anything and everything to ruin that person{s} life. Those people, that Soldier, or Terrorists risk Leavensworth, or Guantanamo if anyone ever tried to seriously breech the gates; even if was Just an innocent, mentally ill Private who lost his common access card card and wanted to get to work ontime trying to get in unseen.

The common access card card system at the gates coupled with car inspections: when they search for ombs and guns by making you open all compartments inside your car and they use a flashlight and look inside, sometimes using a mirror to check under random or suspicious looking vehicles done by Gate Guard Personel; or when especially lucky random or suspicious cars get seleted to get every single item and article gone through and thrown out looking for Terrorist stuff. These things have had a really really really really really really really really really really high success rate at keeping Ft Hood safe from Terrorists.

This is obviously proven because of how effective and safe Ft Hood has been for the longest time minus that one guy who shot a bunch of people. The United States Army common access card card is what saves my so glad that I normally don’t lose that thing on Saturday nights (or ever) (usually). If I showed up to inspection and couldent find it I would get my ass chewed out for a painfully lengthly period, I might get to do some “extra physical training” while getting chewed out, and I would probably have to write some ten thousand word essay on The Importance of a Military common access card Card.

I would have to get a new card which is a pain in mine and my leaders rear end. Then I might get written up or worse, an AR-1 5 which would basically bar me at the board from getting my E-5 because that Just looks terrible. So its important for my career that I look good and never ever ever lose that card again for my career depends on it, a little piece of plastic, with a chip, you wouldent think that it could mean so much but it does.

You wouldent think that its hard to maintain the original for 4 straight years, but my whole wallet Just slipped away one night, one dark and stormy evening, into oblivion forever and never to return. Aside from getting to work, and doing my hands on ob, Just looking at my military ID with with some damn handsome soldiers face on it; I realized that the common access card card allows my smooth transition through my everyday life as a Soldier.

I use the card to get through the inpenetrable gates, to get to work, to makes my livins, get paid, get access to the commissary and P X, the gas stations too, and get inspected, and pass no problemo. The card allows me to get to my home and back fluently; which is important, because when I need to get sleep, I need to sleep to ensure maximum performance for the next day; not saying I cant andle no sleep, I exell even when getting little sleep, I Just like to sleep.

And it this fluent access prevents me from ever missing a detail when it comes to my layouts or just random things I need to have at work each day, new sets of thr right PT clothes, clean uniforms, all my ranks and patches and three core book and dogtags and boots and clean tan shirts and socks and my wallet at home which has money in it and allows me to get haircuts and buy toothpaste so I can brush my teeth, and buy toothpaste and othrt hygine equipment such as soap a toothbrush, toothpaste, a ashrag, deoderent, stuff to clean my room with such as mops and bleach and floor cleaner, a vacume cleaner, at the p x tax free.

The card also has other benefits. I used to eat at the DFAC so my card really was important to saving me time and money, plus Im a hungry hungry person because I work out so much after work, at the DFAC I could eat as much as I wanted too, and good food too, I could get ten plates and I would. And the food was already made, I diddent have to get up early and make breakfast and pay for it, or lunch, or dinner, I Just picked fresh already made food from the DFACs delectable choices and whenever I was done I diddent ave to do the dishes and it all starts with that beautiful common access card (meal) card.

I can still eat at the DFAC I Just do so less frequently now, Whenever I passed CQ and it was required I Just flashed my card then moved along no hassles, no chit chat, no write ups, no failed mini missions all because of my Military issued common access card card. Another part of my every day, is that I like to go to the Gym, lift weights, get huge, swoll, beefed out, mainly to impress my wife and to defend the United States of America against Terrorism if duty ever so calls my name again I shall e prepared, fit and ready.

I might re-up, try and go special ops someday or I might just go Join the Marine Core as an Infantryman and really start getting some freedom for it. Sometimes a soldiers everyday at work is going to involve paperwork, it could include some online training, it could include me checking up on the status of something. But for me to even think about accessing ALL the great benefits of www. us. army. il My AKO my JKO my EBENEFITS eventually it first involves me going to the library for I do not own a common access card card reader, I am not sure if you an buy one of those for your own personal use at home, that Just screams sleeper cell security breech right there if a Terrorist were to ever get his hands onto my lost common access card card and he would Just go home, pop that baby in at check out every bit of training and specially classified Department of Defense stuff only meant for soldiers eyes.

Yknow things could get pretty serious so yea I don’t know this essay should be thrown in the paper shredder after its read so terrorists don’t get their grimey hands on it and so nobody gets any ideas. Anyw???ay, when I use my common access card card to access us. rmy. mil I can view my profile, access training, look up all my army education, what the army has on me, my clothing record, my erb, forms I can get printed out to turn in, my profile status if I had one, possibly my medical documentation.

On my common access card card it says that I am a category 1 Genova convention and this is what I am entitled to as far as rights go during War and Peacetime. ” Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, Jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty. Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. Article 4. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. Article 7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination. Article 8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the ompetent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. Article 10. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him. Article 1 1 . Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for is defence.

No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. Article 13. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of ach State.

Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. Article 14. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from nonpolitical crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. Article 15. Everyone has the right to a nationality. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality. Article 16.

Men and women of full age, without any imitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State. Article 17. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of hought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Article 20.

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association. Article 21 . Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. Everyone has the right to equal access to public service in his country. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22. Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co- peration and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality. Article 23. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to Just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. Everyone who works has the right to Just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human ignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. Everyone has the right to form and to Join trade unions for the protection of his interests. Article 24. Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay. Article 25.

Everyone has and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection. Article 26. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages.

Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children. Article 27. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author. Article 28. Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Article 29. Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the Just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.

These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. Article 30. Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein. ” – Universal Document and rights of which apply to me. But as these rights apply to me there are also rights that I am sworn to protect.

Because I have taken this solumn oath I was bestowed a common access card card as a Warrior and defender of America and its peoples. l Brian Garcia do solemnly swear, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

And I plan on keeping my oath, which requires me to obey the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which requires me to keep my common access card card on my person at all times, its for my safety and for the afety of the Country that I am sworn to protect. America is my homeland and I will do my best and I would give my life for her. Keeping my common access card on me is about taking care of the military as the military has taken care of me these past few years too. I will take great care in keeping my oath from now on.

Loseing my Terrorists, you can buy a set of army combat uniforms online, in an army store, in even a surplus store. How would a Terrorist get name tapes? All he would have to do is go to a sew shop and get nametapes sewn up. Whats stopping a terrorist from Just altzing onpost with a bomb in the trunk? It’s a common access card card, it’s a lost common access card card, that’s all a Terrorist needs to get onpost as a soldier without the gateguard paying much attention if they are lucky.

Hell they could Just take my chip out and put it into a brand new shiny piece of plastic with their face on it and they are basically good to go if the gateguard doesent beep them with their scanners. “welcome to the great place” the gateguard would say as the terrorists Just drove on in with a big smile and nothing else to say, maybe Just a nod or a “you too! Whats stopping a Terrorist from getting into the Copeland Center huh? It’s a common access card card! They could destroy Fort Hoods Heart with the access my or any lost soldiers common access card card would grant them. ommon access card cards are a very serious thing. And Just as a side note I have a few conspiracies on tragedys that could have been prevented if soldiers or even trusted civilian personell lost their common access cards. TERRORIST SCENERIO 1: What if military personell in the 9/1 1 Terrorist attacks lost their common access card cards? What if those Terrorists ressed up as military personel with the chip replaced common access card cards in army combat uniforms and got honorably sent to the front of the lines, with little baggage checking because civilians put their trust in Us.

What if then the Terrorists in very good seats with their knives and guns in their carry on baggage then proceeded to smash the planes into shit like the pentagon, a field, and two towers. TERRORIST SCENARIO 2: Seince the buildings fell at near freefall speed in a demolition fashion, what if the Terrorists had gained lost common access card cards from the security at the twin towers and the WTC building?

That would have granted them complete access to set up the thermite bombs, bombs that melt through steel like butter, only Terrorists would come up with that kind of evil. They probably found common access card cards and set up thermitic explosives in all three buildings that would explain the two thousand degree molten lava under the towers two weeks after the towers fell, that’s hotter than Jet fuel can ever get under ANY circumstances. What if the Terrorists got ahold of common access card cards and faked them out in the FBI?

That’s a possible answer to why there is no video footage of a plane ever itting the Pentagon, the terrorists with their stolen common access card cards in FBI suits probably grabbed all the footage and ran, that would explain how a plane decimated into the pentagon so hardcore that the titanium vaporized but yet every victim had a limb or a body to account for. TERRORIST SCENARIO 3: What if a Terrorist found one of Seal Team 6s common access card cards and they boarded the plane when Seal Team Six went on to go kill Osama Bin Laden, and that said Terrorist alerted his Terrorist friends so that’s why their plane got blown out of the sky.

And ith that stolen common access card card the Terrorist posed as one of them killed the rest of the highly honered and decorated Heros , members of Seal Team 6, and “the Terrorist” is the only remaining survivor who lives in remote Alaska? The Terrorist with the common access card card that’s who. And Terrorists with stolen common access card cards are probably the reason why there isn’t a single picture of and ran back into their caves in the mountains of Afghanistan to conspiracize, regroup, and plan out their next move.

Okay enough with the Conspiracy. Without a common access card card I could not receive medical care at any place on Fort Hood and that would suck I wouldent even be able to make an appointment much less make it through the front doors. The doctors wouldent be able to identify me much less look up my records. Any place with an Army discount would be lost and that’s like hundereds of dollars a year, and I have a new wife I cant be losin all that money because I cant take care of my wallet, literally.

Quoted from common access card. mil I have found some advice on keeping my common access card secure. ‘ ‘You will need a personal identification number (PIN) to access information stored on a common access card. Only those authorized personnel who are granted ccess to the applications and secret keys can modify or delete the data added on the chip, and then only with your PIN. To protect the information on your common access card, you should never tell anyone your PIN or write it down where it can be easily found.

Your PIN should be kept secure at all times, Just like your Social Security Number. Even if you enter the incorrect PIN three times consecutively, the card is designed to lock you out so you cannot access your information. Unauthorized or fraudulent use of ID cards would exist if you used the card to obtain benefits and privileges to which you are not entitled. Examples of authorized photocopying include photocopying of Department of Defense ID cards to facilitate medical care processing, check cashing, voting, tax matters, compliance with appendix 501 of title 50, U.

S. C. (also known as “The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act”), or administering other military-related benefits to eligible beneficiaries. Also I found out from the website that my common access card is crucial to mine and my familys enrollment in DEERS and that if I lost my common access card then I have to go to DEERS and the nearest RAPIDS site to get it replaced, which is a real pain in the ass for my leadership.

That’s probably why they are making me do such a titanic essay is because obviously I needed to educate myself on the importance of this card, and even though it was a complete accident at least I know now how crucial this card is to my survival in the military so ill take this essay as a great benefit to myself, Just some education and history behing the common access card and all of its uses. It’s a lot of information to know. I wonder what the old school army was like without the use of common access card. guess in the last few wars we diddent have such advanced Terrorism, or maybe humans are Just evolving very rapidly. Just to do a quick review for my own knowledge in this very legitimate, personalized, college formatted essay I think I should cover the Genova Convention rights again, because they were something I diddent know about again. And as my literature teacher always said ” Youre only going to understand and recall Just a little bit of what you read the first time so if you diddent fully understand it, then read it again”.

So here it is On my common access card card it says that I am a category 1 Genova convention and this is what I am entitled to as far as rights go during War and Peacetime. ” Article 1: All uman beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty. Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. Article 4. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. Article 7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination. Article 8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. Article 10. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him. Article 1 1 . Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according o law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed. Article 12. security and is entitled realization, through national effort and international co- the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself common access card card could actually put my country in great danger from the baggage checking because civilians put their trust in us. What if then the Terrorists