What cards are they showing?Does that fugazy card the FEDS give out ( the retire guys in my office, from HSI and CBP, had them and they were nice, but didn’t meet the standard. Theirs lacked photos, but conferred their retired status and looked, well, nice. Now maybe they added photos in subsequent years, so maybe it’s been changed. Bottomline, retired credential's with photo and the qual card RULE.
You are allowed to use retired creds or the ID card, which does have a photo. Always has.