Military Entrance Processing Station
The Memphis MEPS is one of a network of 65 MEPS located nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Originally located on Jefferson Street, and later on Beale Street, the MEPS moved to its current location in 2013.
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 Memphis 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