The card includes information on Burwell's monthly pay, additional pay, rental allowances, subsistence, dependents, allotments, and insurance. Instructions for vaccination records are attached to the card.
The front of the card displays an image of Major Edwin D. Burwell Jr., as well as his name, designation, and signature. The back notes his height at five feet, eight and a half inches, weight as 140 pounds, hair color as brown, and eye color as blue. It also notes his daye of birth, 9 November 1916, and has his left and right index fingerprints. The word "INACTIVE" is hole-punched into the card.