For Applicants and Parents

Whether you are the individual seeking enlistment in the Armed Forces or a parent of a prospective service member you are certain to have questions about the enlistment process. The following pages should answer most of your questions. test

The United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM) is one part of the accessions process. We work closely with our Recruiting Service partners to identify, recruit and qualify men and women for military service.

If you have unanswered questions after reviewing these pages do not hesitate to ask your service recruiter or contact us for further clarification. Additionally, our Frequently Asked Questions may also address your questions.

Applicant guests are currently not authorized to attend Oath of Enlistments in person at most MEPS. However, beginning May 30, 2023, twelve MEPS will conduct a pilot to allow some applicant guests. Click the "Applicant Guest Policy" icon below for more information. MEPS post videos of Oath of Enlistment ceremonies to their social media pages. While we try to post all recordings, workload, technical difficulties or other circumstances may occasionally occur. We will be phasing in limited guest attendance in the near future. See the Applicant Guests page for further details

MEPS social media pages accessible through their individual Unit page.