Military Entrance Processing Station
Miami MEPS moved to the Corporate Park of Miami in August of 1998. Miami MEPS’ new facility is a state of the art processing, testing and examination station set up to screen and enlist young women and men interested in entering the armed forces. The facility is modern and comfortable, offering a positive first impression of the armed forces. The joint military and civilian staff is committed to their duty of honoring freedom’s front door. The average tour of duty for military personnel at Miami MEPS is 3 years. The dedicated civilians at Miami MEPS have an average length of service of 10 years.
The Miami MEPS is one of a network of 65 MEPS located nationwide and in Puerto Rico.
A separate Department of Defense (DoD) agency, USMEPCOM is comprised of two geographical sectors and staffed with personnel from all military services.
The mission of USMEPCOM and the Miami MEPS is to process individuals for enlistment or induction into the armed services, based on DoD-approved peacetime and mobilization standards.
Three primary areas are considered in determining an applicant's qualifications for enlistment:
- aptitude for military service
- physical qualification
- background evaluation screening