Fort Jackson Community
Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)
The Fort Jackson Military Entrance Processing Station is a jointly staffed Department of Defense organization. MEPS handles the initial testing, physical examinations, screening, occupational counseling and other administrative actions necessary for entry into all branches of the armed services based on service standards for aptitude, medical and morals. The MEPS staff of 42 conducts more than 15,000 physical examinations and inspections and processes nearly 10,000 people annually into all branches of military service. In addition, MEPS conducts more than 25,000 Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery tests each year throughout South Carolina and eastern Georgia.