Technically, that card the Feds give retirees is nice, BUT, it’s not really acceptable, or should it be. Like everything else these federal agencies like to make up, interpret their own rules, even when Federal Law is very clear on the subject.Retired ID is only proof that you are retired from the job. You can retired and never carry a gun every again. LEOSA: Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act is separate, allows you to carry in all 50 states. It's federal.
To meet the LEOSA standard and carry concealed, retired, under 18 USC 926 B &C, the retiree needs his or her retired photo ID and current qualification within the past year. 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.