After you have taken the ASVAB, and gotten your physical, a National Guard service liaison counselor will tell you about job opportunities and the enlistment agreement. You are making important decisions and need to be informed. Service liaison counselors can explain each program and answer your questions. When in doubt … ask!
A final interview, fingerprinting for a FBI check and pre-enlistment briefing will be completed before you take the oath of enlistment. 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 Army officer who gives you the oath.
If you are entering the Delayed Entry Program, or not enlisting at this time, return transportation to your home will be coordinated by your recruiter. Otherwise, you will receive instructions on your transportation arrangements to basic training.
We hope this information is helpful. Feel free to ask questions during any part of your MEPS processing. The trained professionals want to help bring you closer to your goal of joining the Army National Guard team.
Here are some things you need to be aware of while processing at the MEPS:
- No guns, knives or weapons.
- Pay close attention to all instructions given by the MEPS personnel.
- Obey all MEPS procedures.
- No horseplay or any behavior that may be disruptive or injure others.
- No profanity.
- No alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia.
- Don’t bring valuables or large sums of cash with you to the MEPS.