Accession Number:

ADA503774

Title:

The Social Security Number: The Wrong Tool for the Job

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The Social Security Number SSN has woven its way into the daily functioning of the military. It is used to identify Marines and their family members at nearly every level of the organization. However, the SSN has also become a powerful administrative tool with regard to an individuals personal identity. The Social Security Number has become too dangerous to use as an everyday administrative tool because of its universal acceptance, identity association, and status as identifier of choice for criminals. Rather than using Social Security Numbers for administrative purposes, the military should assign separate service numbers to its members.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE