Fort Jackson, SC
Military Entrance Processing Station

 Photograph of MEPS Building

2435 Marion Avenue
Fort Jackson, SC 29207


Lieutenant Colonel Erin L. Hottle
United States Air Force

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
​Command Senior Chief Chelsie Sampson
United States Navy

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Phone: (803) 740-2801
Fax: (803) 751-5744

The Fort Jackson MEPS was originally called the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station (AFEES); the name changed on 1 January 1982. In February 1971, the Station moved to a newly constructed $1.139M facility at its present location, replacing an old, six-building complex required to process applicants each day. The facility was specifically designed to be a MEPS; it encompasses 43,275 square feet of space in a two-story structure.

The Fort Jackson MEPS is one of few in USMEPCOM located on a military installation and one of even fewer with lodging, dining and processing capabilities in the same building -- up through 1989. In CY90, construction to close off billeting areas on the 2nd floor was completed and converted to Service Liaisons offices. In addition, the full-service kitchen was closed down and lunch for applicants was contracted.


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.