Los Angeles, CA
Military Entrance Processing Station


Lieutenant Colonel Chad A. Price
United States Army

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
First Sergeant Alex Casaretto
United States Army

1776 Grand Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310)
Fax: (310) 640-9754

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The Los Angeles MEPS supports the local community and shares the normal ties of every other MEPS. We provide jobs through our various contracts such as meals and lodging, maintenance, transportation and utilities. Finally, we add to our state by recycling paper and aluminum as well as by participating in volunteer projects such as schools mentorship program, scouting, and the greater area Combined Federal Campaign.

The Los Angeles MEPS is the largest 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 Los Angeles MEPS is to qualify applicants and ship recruits for military and federal service during peacetime and mobilization, and conduct the Department of Defense student testing program.

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

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

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