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Maj. Lucy Paterson, an Army surge provider, takes notes while attending prescreen training at USMEPCOM HQ in North Chicago, Ill., Jan. 9 -12. The Army deployed more than 60 providers and 46 medical technicians to MEPS across the country to support applicant processing during the busiest time of year.
USMEPCOM Gets Ahead of Summer Surge with Army Providers
By Ashley Toomey | Jan. 23, 2024
USMEPCOM processes applicants into the U.S. armed services every day but anticipates a yearly spike in applicant enlistments during summer months, when an influx in applicants come through Freedom’s Front Door that is commonly referred to as “summer surge.”

(L) Megan Hart Lee, USMEPCOM's first clinical psychologist, receives training from Air Force Capt. Daniel Strickland, USMEPCOM deputy command surgeon, during her initial onboarding. The new team of clinical psychologists at USMEPCOM will conduct applicant behavioral health consults in an effort to reduce timelines for entry to service.
Behavioral Health Providers Increasing Processing Efficiency
By Derrik Noack | Dec. 12, 2023
USMEPCOM is assembling a team of clinical psychologists to serve as applicant consult needs. These providers will conduct virtual behavioral health assessments for applicants needing a consult, as determined by their Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) or service waiver authorities. The first clinical psychologist, Megan Hart Lee, commenced onboarding in early December and is set to initiate virtual behavioral health consults for MEPS applicants by month-end.

Chris Carr and Liz Fonk of the United States Military Entrance Procession Command (USMEPCOM) attend a hiring event in Washington D.C. Carr and Fonk are members of the newly launched Talent Acquisition Division (TAD), seeking new talent for USMEPCOM across the U.S.
USMEPCOM Invites Job Seekers to “Meet Us Where You Are” with Launch of the New Talent Acquisition Division
By Tyechia Price | Nov. 30, 2023
The Talent Acquisition Division (TAD) is coming to a MEPS near you, if they have not already. The newest team in USMEPCOM has begun its journey, bringing to life one aspect of the command’s strategic initiatives.

USMEPCOM Commander Col. Megan Stallings briefs attendees of the FY24 Senior Leader Offsite on the command's newest strategic plan. The strategic plan lays out the collective vision for USMEPCOM, guiding its projects and goals into 2033.
New Strategic Plan Drives USMEPCOM Into 2033
By Derrik Noack | Nov. 27, 2023
USMEPCOM launched its new Strategic Plan at the FY24 Senior Leader Offsite (SLO) in mid-November. A command’s strategic plan outlines the operational approach for its personnel moving forward. It does so by identifying goals and objectives, rather than specifying concrete projects.

USMEPCOM Eastern Sector leadership pose in front of quote,
USMEPCOM Spearheads Communications for Accession Triad
By Ashley Toomey | Nov. 17, 2023
The Leaders Professional Development (LPD) event brought USMEPCOM Eastern Sector leadership together with Marine Corps Reception and Initial Entry Training personnel to learn and share new perspectives at Parris Island, South Carolina, Oct. 10-13.

Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Juan Osuna Jr., Beckley MEPS, originally from El Centro California, lifts a 30-pound ammunitions cannon during a fitness test  at the USMEPCOM Military Member of the Year (MMOY) competition. The competition brought finalists, across 5 categories, to compete for the title of USMEPCOM MMOY in Boston Oct. 31 - Nov. 2.
USMEPCOM Military Members Compete in Boston
By Ashley Toomey | Nov. 6, 2023
The 2023 USMEPCOM Military Members of the Year (MMOY) competition brought nine finalists to compete

Navy Lt. j.g. Derron Alleyne (R)  completes a rope obstacle during a unit cohesion event at the first Houston Interservice Recruiting Committee (IRC) Symposium, hosted by Houston MEPS. The symposium brought IRC partners and MEPS military personnel together for two days of classroom instruction and team-building events.
Houston MEPS Organizes First Operations Symposium
By Derrik Noack | Oct. 25, 2023
Houston MEPS recently organized its first ever Interservice Recruiting Committee (IRC) Operations Symposium. The symposium united MEPS military and recruiting personnel, fostering face-to-face connections to strengthen relationships, which are typically conducted electronically. Those relationships are critical, not only for mutual support, but for success in manning the All-Volunteer Force.