San Jose, CA
Military Entrance Processing Station

Photograph of MEPS Building

546 Vernon Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043


Commander:
Major Kurtis P. Van Allen
United States Army

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
First Sergeant Ernesto Urzua
United States Army


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Phone: (650) 429-2313

The San Jose MEPS is one of two Military Entrance Processing Stations located in Northern California; the other is in Sacramento. The origin of the current San Jose MEPS dates back to the late 1950s when it was located on Van Ness Street in San Francisco. In the early 1960s it was relocated to Clay Street in Oakland, and later in 1986 it moved to Broadway also in downtown Oakland.

In October 2000, the MEPS relocated from Oakland to Mountain View, adjacent to Moffett Federal Airfield, and was renamed the San Jose MEPS. Whether located in San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose area, the MEPS has had a long and proud history of processing applicants from the Bay Area into the armed services.


 

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.