Military Entrance Processing Station
The Milwaukee 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. On May 1, 2002, command, control and administration of the Milwaukee MEPS was transferred from the Commander of Western Sector, USMEPCOM to the Commander of Eastern Sector, USMEPCOM.
The mission of USMEPCOM and the Milwaukee 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