How long is 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.
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.
Do you swear in at MEPS?
At MEPS, you will take the ASVAB, choose your MOS and take a physical. If you pass the ASVAB and physical, you will be able to swear into the military on that same day. Other branches will have you go through MEPS first and then wait until the date you ship to go to basic training or boot camp.
What disqualifies you from 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.
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.
Do you have to shave before MEPS?
Nope. It is just like the first time you ever went to MEPS. You do not have to shave, have a hair cut etc. You simply have to show up, follow their little checklist of what not to bring and/or do and follow orders.
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.
Do you go straight to basic training after MEPS?
Some people will go into their branch’s delayed entry program (DEP) and go home after MEPS to wait until their ship-out date. Others will embark to basic training immediately after MEPS. Remember, you have not joined the military before going to MEPS, but by the end of it, you will be asked to.
How long is MEPS physical good for?
A physical examination for accession is valid for 2 years. The MEPS commander may authorize a new, full medical examination if the previous medical examination is still valid but will expire within 90 days.
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.
Is MEPS hard?
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 enlisting?
While you are under no obligation to enlist when you go to MEPS, going through the entire process, without enlisting wastes your time, wastes the recruiter’s time, and wastes the time/resources of MEPS. If you are focused on only one or two job possibilities, you are likely to be disappointed.
Why do recruiters tell you to lie at MEPS?
The family military expert instructs the applicant to “keep your mouth shut”. When they crack under pressure at MEPS or Boot Camp a lot of times they say their Recruiter told them to lie because they feel that will give them the best chance of recovering from their lie.
Will bad teeth disqualify you from the military?
Insufficient Natural Healthy Teeth Cavities in the teeth that have been filled or will be filled will not be disqualifying. However, you cannot be sworn in unless all cavities or other dental repairs are treated.
How long does it take MEPS to approve a waiver?
Often, a military medical waiver needs to pass varying levels of approval before you are granted permission to enlist. In general, expect at least two weeks to a month to hear back on a military medical waiver.