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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.

Illustration by Amy Gregorski
MEPCOM Hones Virtual Capabilities
By Derrik Noack | June 29, 2022
USMEPCOM takes advantage of the electronic health record to create capability for remote prescreening.

(Left to right) Col. Janelle Kutter, incoming Eastern Sector commander, Col. Megan Stallings, USMEPCOM commander, and Col. Joe Ratliff, outgoing Eastern Sector commander, take part in the Eastern Sector change of command ceremony June 23 at USMEPCOM headquarters in North Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Israel Molina)
United States Military Entrance Processing Command welcomes new Eastern Sector commander
By Chris Parker | June 23, 2022
Army Col. Janelle V. Kutter assumed command of Eastern Sector, USMEPCOM, succeeding Army Col. Joe Ratliff at a ceremony held June 23 at USMEPCOM headquarters in North Chicago, Illinois.

Matthew Koger, IT specialist, Denver MEPS, and Stephen Boyd, IT specialist, USMEPCOM J-6 Information Technology, pose for a photo in front of their office in Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Koger and Boyd were selected for temporary duty in Kosovo as part of the Expeditionary Civilian Workforce (ECW) program. (Courtesy photo)
MEPCOM Employees Take Expeditionary Opportunity
By Matthew Kiger | June 22, 2022
Two MEPCOM join the Expeditionary Civilian Workforce (ECW) program for a temporary assignment in Kosovo.

Donovan Phillips, USMEPCOM Chief of Staff, (right) reads the citation for an honorary Hamby award presented to David Hamby, USMEPCOM inspector general (left) during a command and staff meeting, May 6. The Hamby award, usually presented to Soldiers at Fort Irwin, was created in memory of the late U.S. Army Col. Jerrell Hamby, David’s father.
USMEPCOM IG Surprised With Hamby Award
By Derrik Noak | May 9, 2022
David Hamby, USMEPCOM command inspector general, was surprised with an honorary Hamby award during a command and staff meeting May 6. The Order of Hamby, or Hamby award, is an internal award for Soldiers at Fort Irwin.