Commander’s Intent

We are the United States Military Entrance Processing Command – “Freedom’s Front Door.” We exist to assist the Military Services in ensuring accession standards are met so we can bring qualified, effective, and able-bodied persons into military service. Our greatest strength is our professional civilian and military team, and their ability to respond rapidly and consistently to daily screening, processing, and testing challenges. I expect Commanders, supported by our Headquarters team, to thoughtfully confront and overcome these daily challenges by executing to the limits of our authority. To do this, we must build trust with our stakeholders and partners, as well as understand our capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Going forward, my intent is for USMEPCOM to leverage the passion, dedication, and experience of our empowered team to implement our strategic plans and goals. This will enable USMEPCOM to continue to sustain the quality of the All-Volunteer Force.

Command Values and Commander’s Philosophy




Integrity, doing the right thing when no one is looking, is the cornerstone of our ability to accomplish our mission. It is also integral to building trust, both within USMEPCOM and with our partners and stakeholders. We will reflect integrity and trust in all we do.


Communication, based on trust and accountability, is the foundation of empowered employees functioning as a team. It is imperative we communicate often and robustly, both internally and externally.


We endeavor to maintain an environment in which every member of our team can strive for personal and professional excellence every day.


There is no greater calling than the profession of arms. We will endeavor to foster a culture where every member of our team, as well as our applicants, stakeholders, and partners, feels valued and respected for who they are and for their contributions to mission accomplishment.


If the organization or I don’t live up to your expectations on any of these points, please let me know....