Charlotte, NC
Military Entrance Processing Station

Photograph of MEPS Building

3545 Whitehall Park
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273

Major Kevin Bueno Lopez
United States Army

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
First Sergeant Gregory Canton
United States Army

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Phone: (980) 985-3200
Fax: (980) 985-3281

The Charlotte Military Entrance Processing Station and the city of Charlotte have a relationship stretching back to the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The Mecklenburg County Draft Board, which first served the military entrance processing function, was originally located in the Coddington Building at the corner of West Trade and Graham Streets. In 1941, the station moved to the Quartermaster Depot on Statesville Avenue where it operated until December 1967. By then known as the Charlotte Armed Forces Entrance and Examination Station (AFEES), it relocated to 914 Pecan Avenue, where it would remain for the next 18 years.

In January 1982, the name AFEES was changed to Military Enlistment Processing Station (MEPS). The word "Enlistment" was replaced by "Entrance" the following year, creating the current designation, Military Entrance Processing Station.

The station moved again in November 1984, to the Charles R. Jonas Federal Building on West Trade Street, diagonally across from its original 1930's location. The federal building housed both the courthouse and the post office until the post office moved to a new location in the early 1980s. The Charlotte MEPS operated in the space first occupied by the post office until 2003, when the station then moved to a facility on Tyvola Centre Drive, at the corner of South Tryon Street, where it remained for the next decade. In early 2013, the Charlotte MEPS was repositioned along W. Arrowood Rd and Highway 485 in the Whitehall Business Park, where it remains today. 


Military Entrance Testing Site (METS) Instructions

When you go to the MET site for testing, do not forget to bring your Request For Examination (USMEPCOM Form 680-3A-E) signed by your recruiter along with a photo ID. You will need to arrive at the testing site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time.