By Defense Travel Management Office
After December 20, 2013, the process that Service members use to
qualify for TSA Pre✓™ will change. TSA Pre✓™ is a voluntary,
expedited security screening process that allows participants to keep
on their shoes, belt, and light jacket, and leave laptops and 3-1-1
compliant liquids in their carry-on bags. Under the new process, Service members (including
Reservists, National Guardsmen, and members of the Coast Guard), will
use their DoD ID number as the “Known Traveler Number” when making
official travel or leisure airline reservations. Participants will use
this new process to use dedicated TSA Pre✓™ security lanes at any of
the 100 airports that offer the program. Visit www.tsa.gov for a list of participating airports. Members do not have to be on official travel or in uniform to participate.
Action Required for Participation
Service members can participate by using their DoD ID number
(found on the back of their Common Access Card (CAC)) as the “Known
Traveler Number” when making reservations through DTS/T-PAX, through a
Commercial Travel Office/Travel Management Center or when booking
leisure travel through the airline or travel websites.
When using DTS, enter your DoD ID number in the “Known Traveler
Number” field when prompted to verify your Secure Flight Information
(name, DOB, gender). To ensure you always participate in the program,
save your DoD ID number in the “Known Traveler Number” field of your
If making a reservation through a Commercial Travel Office, provide
your DoD ID number as the “Known Traveler Number” when asked to verify
your Secure Flight Information.
Until December 20, 2013, Service members can
still participate by presenting their CAC to be scanned and verified at
dedicated Pre✓™ security lanes. This program is available to Service
members at these airports only:
Please note that TSA is phasing out the CAC scan process by March 31, 2014.