How soon after MEPS do I go to basic?
It’s really just depends. I’ve known people who went to MEPS sign their contracted and shipped out to Basic Training within 30 days, but I’ve also known of people shipped more than 90 days after signing their contract.
How long does it take to go to MEPS?
You’ll officially complete the process of joining the Military once you meet all of the Service requirements assessed at the MEPS. The process typically takes one to two days, with food and lodging provided.
What is MEPS Military Entrance Processing Station?
MEPS ( Military Entrance Processing Stations ) are facilities of a Department of Defense joint-service organization staffed with military and civilian professionals. MEPS determines applicant’s physical qualifications, aptitude and moral standards as set by each branch of military service.
Can you go to MEPS and not swear in?
We typically don’t send people to MEPS who aren’t committed to the Navy and ready to go. Yes, you will complete paperwork at MEPS prior to swearing in. You will complete a medical screening form (again), sign a DD Form 4 enlistment contract and an Annex A listing any enlistment guarantees (job, bonuses, etc.).
What can disqualify you at MEPS?
The choice is yours.
- Abdominal Organs and Gastrointestinal System. The following conditions may disqualify you for military service:
- Blood and blood-forming tissue diseases.
- Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders.
- Upper extremities.
- Lower extremities.
How long does a MEPS prescreen take?
3: I’ve worked at MEPS, your Med review usually takes one day for a physician or technician to look at your Prescreen.
Is the MEPS physical hard to pass?
MEPS is easy. You simply take a physical and pass the physical. And do a lot of paperwork. As for as what you can do, that generally means being in shape going to your delayed entry program meetings.
Can I go to MEPS without a recruiter?
If a candidate contacted the MEPS, HE/she would have been referred to someone in the list above anyway to resolve it because th MEPS has no authority in recruiting, they simply provide for the medical screening and entrance processing. Bottom line – if you have an issue with your recruiter, go to his/her boss.
Is MEPS scary?
MEPS can be scary especially when they give you the briefing about lying that comes with a 10,000 fine, plus jail time. 1000’s of kids go through MEPS every year. The majority do just fine.
Can I wear jeans to MEPS?
Wear a collared shirt – button down or polo shirts are acceptable. Females are allowed to wear a nice blouse. Avoid jeans.
What drugs does MEPS test for 2020?
Currently, military applicants are tested for marijuana; cocaine; amphetamines, including methamphetamine; and designer amphetamines such as MDMA — also known as “Molly” or “ Ecstasy ” — and MDA, also known as “Adam,” he said.
Can you bring your phone to MEPS?
Yes, you can BRING your phone to MEPS. Yes, you can BRING your phone to MEPS. However, once processing begins you will need to place it with your other stuff in your designated storage area until everything is completed for the day.
Can your parents go to MEPS with you?
As a parent, you are free to accompany your child to MEPS, but you will be asked to wait in a separate area during the test. Being an officer involves a higher degree of responsibility and education in military history and theory.
Can family watch you swear in?
Members of your family are welcome to watch you take the oath. A waiting room is available for them. Your family may take photographs of you with the military officer administering the oath.
Do you go to MEPS twice?
Most people who enlist on active duty make two trips to the Military Entrance Processing Station ( MEPS ). The first trip is for initial qualification determination, and enlisting in the Delayed Enlistment Program (DEP). The second trip is for actually enlisting on active duty and shipping off to basic training.