Military Entrance Process at a Glance

Military Entrance Processing Station
Lt. Cmdr. Erik Moss is pinned with the command ashore insignia by his wife, Stephanie Moss, during the Memphis Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) change of command ceremony, June 22, 2018. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Hafer/U.S. Navy)

The Military Entrance Processing Station, better known as MEPS, strikes fear into some, but it really shouldn't. All you need to know is right here. Read about:

  • MEPS overview
  • Possibly disqualifying medical and law factors
  • Descriptions of the MEPS process

    Topics covered:

    MEPS: An overview
    What exactly happens at MEPS? We tell you here.

    Height & weight charts
    Before you join, make sure you meet your service's height and weight requirements. Find out what those requirements are here.

    Waivers: An overview
    Waivers are common, but how do you get them? Read this to find out.

    Medical questions for you
    This is the same list of questions your recruiter asked you. Read these to see whether you will have any potential problems.

    Medical disqualifications
    A list of potentially disqualifying medical factors, including information about heart conditions, asthma, broken bones and more.

    Law disqualifications
    Breaking the law is not good, but you still may join. Learn about military policy toward law violations here.

    Alcohol & drug disqualifications
    Lists potentially disqualifying conditions and abuses of alcohol and drugs.

    Other disqualifications
    Covers disqualification factors such as conscientious objection, non-honorable discharges and dependents.

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