QOTD on SSN use in US Military

I stenciled portions of my Social Security number on my laundry bag in Iraq, where it was memorized by foreign-national laundry workers trying to enhance their customer service. I’d walk in and they’d say, ‘Number 1234, here’s your laundry,’ and they were very proud of that fact.
-- Lt. Col. Gregory Conti, former army intelligence officer, now West Point faculty

Colonel Conti has co-authored a report critical of the military's pervasive use of SSNs. The report is entitled  The Military’s Cultural Disregard for Personal Information

Src: Service Members Face New Threat - Identity Theft - NYTimes.com

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