Baltimore, MD
Military Entrance Processing Station


Lieutenant Colonel Laura P. Wood
United States Army

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
First Sergeant Lora V. Kelly
United States Army

850 Chisholm Avenue
Fort Meade, MD 20755

Phone: (410) 874-6350
Fax: (301) 677-0440


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Welcome to the newly relocated Baltimore MEPS at Fort George Meade, Maryland. The MEPS was originally established in 1965 at Fort Holabird, Maryland. When Fort Holabird closed in 1973, the station relocated in Linthicum Heights, near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. In March 1991, the MEPS relocated to a facility in the Dorsey Business Center in Howard County, Maryland. The Baltimore MEPS moved to its present location in September 2003.

The Baltimore MEPS is one of a network of 65 MEPS located nationwide and in Puerto Rico.

A separate Department of Defense (DoD) agency, USMEPCOM is comprised of two geographical sectors and staffed with personnel from all military services.

The mission of USMEPCOM and the Baltimore MEPS is to process individuals for enlistment or induction into the armed services, based on DoD-approved peacetime and mobilization standards.

Three primary areas are considered in determining an applicant's qualifications for enlistment:

  • aptitude for military service
  • physical qualification
  • background evaluation screening