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Army Col. Megan Stallings, USMEPCOM commander, addresses the Joint Recruiting Commander’s Conference (JRCC) in North Chicago, Ill. Sept. 27 -28. The conference brought together Recruiting Command, Accession Policy and USMEPCOM leaders to discuss issues and opportunities for collaboration and share ideas and best practices.
HQ USMEPCOM, North Chicago, Ill.
By Darrin McDufford | Oct. 3, 2022

Dr. Ashley Jackson, USMEPCOM Western Sector medical officer, trains U.S. Army Maj. Marsha Paul, U.S. Army Maj. Marjorie Whitehead and U.S. Army Maj. Wendy Hand in completing medical prescreens in MHS GENESIS. Paul, Whitehead and Hand all recently retired from service but chose to come back and become providers, assisting MEPS with completing medical prescreens.
Retired Soldiers Return to Support USMEPCOM
By Derrik Noack | Sept. 22, 2022
It had only been a few months since U.S. Army Maj. Marsha Paul, nurse practitioner, retired and put away her uniform, but luckily, she did not pack it too far back into her closet. While checking her email, she saw an exciting opportunity to come back and work with the latest medical technology. Paul decided to return to assist with the Prescreen Support Coordination Center (PSCC). Paul is among nine retired Army doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners answering the call to come back on active duty to help review prescreens virtually.

Jodi Goss answers a question about cybersecurity during the Information Technology Specialist training held at USMEPCOM.
USMEPCOM focuses on cybersecurity
By Darrin McDufford | Sept. 7, 2022
The annoyances of entering your PIN multiple times and the removal of the Common Access Card every time you walk away from the computer can pay big dividends to an organization and its members.

A group photograph of the USS Carter Hall chiefs mess. The individuals in color left to right are Senior Chief Brandon Majors, Master Chief Adam Singleton and Senior Chief Ioana Wolfinger.
Master Chief shapes leaders, leaving military members of the year in his wake
By Marshall Smith | Aug. 26, 2022
True leaders always hope to see their people achieve more than they did, but they don’t always get the satisfaction of seeing that success come to fruition. For Master Chief Adam Singleton, former Honolulu MEPs senior enlisted advisor (SEA), confirmation came when Senior Chiefs Brandon Majors, Ft. Jackson MEPS SEA, and Ioana Wolfinger, New Orleans MEPS SEA, respectively became the Eastern and Western Sector military members of the year.

Battalion Executive Directors engage in an open table discussion during a conference at USMEPCOM. USMEPCOM hosted the first ever ED conference, Aug. 9-11.
USMEPCOM Hosts Battalion Executive Director's Conference
By Derrik Noack | Aug. 12, 2022
USMEPCOM hosted the Battalion Executive Director (ED) conference Aug. 9-11. Bringing together all 12 Battalion EDs, the conference was the first of its kind since the position was established five years ago.

From L to R) U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Peterson, Chicago Recruiting Battalion command sergeant major; U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Renee Barton, policy NCOIC, J-3/5/7; and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Shane Doolan. Chicago Recruiting Battalion commander, pose for a photo during an awards ceremony at USMEPCOM, Aug. 9.
Sword Presentation
By Derrik Noack | Aug. 10, 2022
USMEPCOM’s August Awards Ceremony began with a special presentation in recognition of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Renee Barton, policy NCOIC, J-3/5/7. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Shane Doolan and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Peterson presented Barton an engraved sword for her work in training Chicago Recruiting Battalion’s company command teams.

Outgoing Western Sector Senior Enlisted Advisor, CSM Michael Jackson passes the unit guidon to Western Sector Commander, Col. Jesse L. Sjoberg, during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command headquarters July 29, 2022.
Western Sector welcomes new Senior Enlisted Advisor
By Chris Parker | July 29, 2022
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Rendon accepted responsibility as the senior enlisted advisor of Western Sector, USMEPCOM, succeeding Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Jackson during a change of responsibility ceremony at USMEPCOM headquarters July 29.