Military Entrance Processing Station
The Albuquerque MEPS supports the local community and shares the normal ties of every other local area business. The Albuquerque MEPS was once housed in the "Old Post Office" building located at Fourth and Gold; in 1991, the MEPS moved to the vacant "Sears" building, built in 1936. Like other MEPS, we provide jobs through our various contracts such as meals and lodging, maintenance and utilities. Finally, we participate in volunteer projects such as scouting, Combined Federal Campaign, Duke City Marathon, and home shelters.
The Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque 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