Cleveland, OH
Military Entrance Processing Station

Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel L. Resendez
United States Air Force

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
Command Senior Chief Christopher A. Byard
United States Navy

20637 Emerald Parkway Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135-6023

Phone: (216) 430-8100
Fax: (216) 430-8080


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

In 1965, induction stations were officially changed to Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Stations. The Cleveland Station was located at 1370 Ontario Street in the Standard Building in downtown Cleveland.

During July 1967, the station moved into the Anthony J. Celebreeze Federal Building located on East 9th Street in downtown Cleveland. This move was triggered by an increasing processing workload and provided the extra space required for processing applicants more efficiently. In January 1982, the name changed to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS).

On April 17, 1998, the Cleveland MEPS processed its last applicant at the Federal Building and moved to a new location in Broadview Heights.

Almost 10 years later, on October 29, 2007, the Cleveland MEPS opened the doors for business in it's new building located adjacent to the Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport.

Throughout the years, while our location and name changed, the unique and challenging mission has not.

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

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