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Jan. 23, 2024

USMEPCOM Gets Ahead of Summer Surge with Army Providers

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.”

Dec. 12, 2023

Behavioral Health Providers Increasing Processing Efficiency

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.

Nov. 30, 2023

USMEPCOM Invites Job Seekers to “Meet Us Where You Are” with Launch of the New Talent Acquisition Division

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.

Nov. 27, 2023

New Strategic Plan Drives USMEPCOM Into 2033

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.

Nov. 17, 2023

USMEPCOM Spearheads Communications for Accession Triad

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.

BOSTON Nov. 6, 2023

USMEPCOM Military Members Compete in Boston

The 2023 USMEPCOM Military Members of the Year (MMOY) competition brought nine finalists to compete in a weeklong event in Boston. After contending through multiple rounds of competitions, five

Oct. 25, 2023

Houston MEPS Organizes First Operations Symposium

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.

Oct. 25, 2023

With Eyes on the Future, Talks with Recruiting Commands Ensure Continuing Partnerships

At the 2023 Recruiting Commanders/Operations Conference (RC/OC), hosted by the Western Sector of United States Military Entrance Processing Command Headquarters, discussions centered around the theme of building partnerships and investing in the force of the future.

Oct. 4, 2023

USMEPCOM Invests in AI to Aide Prescreen Process

The 2022 rollout of MHS GENESIS across USMEPCOM brought access to authoritative medical history for applicants to military service. This access has allowed for better medical decision making, but it has also meant an increased workload with more medical information to review for more applicants.

Oct. 4, 2023

Military Recruiting Leaders Gather, Collaborate in San Antonio

Recruiting leaders from all U.S. military services gathered here to collaborate on strategies and discuss policies from Sept. 19-21, 2023.As fiscal year 2024 loomed on the horizon, top recruiting

Sept. 18, 2023

ASVAB CEP Passes the Test in Treasure State

In 1999, the Montana National Guard established the Montana Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) to aide teens who dropped out of high school or weren’t on track to graduate. MYCA works with participants for one year after they graduate from a residential phase to help with college or trade school enrollment or to join the military. They also use the ASVAB Career Exploration Program to learn about their individual skills and interests.

Sept. 13, 2023

Visitor Policy Brings Families Back to the MEPS

As the eight middle-aged residents of Tampa file into the blue-carpeted and wood paneled room and stand against the walls, it’s a stark contrast from those who are already standing in the middle. Nearly 20 young adults and older teenagers, whose expressions range from excitement to nervousness, look straight ahead. Those standing on the outskirts of the room have their own array of expressions, with the men looking very proud and the women, teary-eyed and deep in thought, looking toward those in the center.

Aug. 22, 2023

USMEPCOM wins Agency of the Year Award at the 2023 Chicago Federal Executive Board Employee of the Year Awards

USMEPCOM won the Agency of the Year Award at the 2023 Chicago Federal Executive Board (FEB) Employee of the Year Awards ceremony June 29.

Aug. 10, 2023

Eastern Sector Welcomes New SEA

North Chicago, Ill  – Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Kenemore accepted responsibility as the new senior enlisted advisor (SEA) of Eastern Sector, USMEPCOM, succeeding Air Force Chief Master Sgt.

July 28, 2023

Support through Summer Surge

USMEPCOM welcomes Army medical personnel for medical processing support during summer surge.

July 7, 2023

USMEPCOM Holds Change of Responsibility and Retirement Ceremony

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Yveline Symonette accepted responsibility as the new senior enlisted advisor (SEA) of USMEPCOM, succeeding Army Command Sgt. Maj. Lorenzo Woodson, who is retiring after nearly three decades of service in the Army.

June 28, 2023

Navy Officer Returns to Command Western Sector

Navy Capt. Christopher Carmichael assumed command of Western Sector, USMEPCOM, succeeding Marine Corps Colonel Jesse Sjoberg during a change of command ceremony June 28 at USMEPCOM headquarters in North Chicago, Illinois.

May 31, 2023

LEAP Scholars

With events happening around the world at a moment’s notice, service members must always be ready for the fight. Not unlike the skills built over time by a pilot; the culture, language, and regional expertise the total force needs for critical missions cannot be “just-in-time” trained.

May 22, 2023

USMEPCOM Launches Pilot for Applicant Guests to the MEPS

USMEPCOM Launches Pilot for Applicant Guests to the MEPS

May 15, 2023

Leadership Conference Connects USMEPCOM Command Teams

At a command where teamwork is imperative and members are spread across 65 locations, conferences are a great tool for unit synergy and building important partnerships. The USMEPCOM Leadership Conference, which brings together Sector, Battalion and MEPS commanders and senior enlisted advisors, returned May 8-12 to Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, after a four-year pause due to the pandemic.