Butte, MT
Military Entrance Processing Station

Photograph of MEPS Building

400 North Main Street
Butte, MT 59701

Commander:
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Leiste
United States Air Force

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
First Sergeant Cody J. Siders
United States Army

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Phone: (406) 221-3650
Fax: (406) 782-7797

The Butte MEPS has an area of responsibility that includes the entire state of Montana and one third of Wyoming. Butte has been the host for what was known then as the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station (AFEES) since shortly after the outbreak of WWII. The station’s first permanent home was located in the Silver Bow Block, located on Granite Street in uptown Butte.

On October 21, 1978, a fire swept through the building, forcing its occupants to relocate. The AFEES moved to a temporary location in the Naval Reserve Center. This temporary occupation lasted 2 1/2 years, until April 1981, when the station moved to the historic Finlen Hotel complex. On June 19, 2000, the MEPS moved to the F&W Grand Silver Building, a renovated historic building in uptown Butte. The Butte MEPS began processing applicants for enlistment in its present location, the Mike Mansfield Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 400 North Main Street, on June 10, 2019.


 

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, JUN 15) 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.