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Do you have to swear in at MEPS? MEPS is NOT there to get you in the military. It is there to disqualify you – plain and simple. Anything you say and do at MEPS can and will disqualify you from entry – either temporarily, or permanently.
Do you swear in twice at MEPS? Again, if you previously enlisted in the Reserves or National Guard, you won’t be swearing in again. You swore in (for the final time) the last time you were at MEPS.
What time do they swear in at MEPS? Swear-in ceremonies take place at 10am, Noon, 2pm, and 4pm. Family members will not be allowed to enter the building until 9am. DON’T bring any type of multitools, pocket knives, bladed objects, etc to the MEPS. You will not be allowed to bring them into the building.
Can you change your mind after swearing in at MEPS? If you change your mind about joining the military, you can request to be released from the delayed enlistment process—no matter what your recruiter tells you. Most enlistments into the military are through the delayed enlistment process (DEP). The DEP is a legal, binding contract.
If you went through all the motions of signing up for a military service only to decide it is not right for you and you have NOT been to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and have NOT taken an Oath of Enlistment, you are free to quit the process at any time.
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.
If you choose to remain in the DEP, you will show up on your assigned date at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), at which time you will be discharged from the Reserves and you will sign a new contract to re-enlist in the active branch of the military you have chosen.
Take the Oath of Enlistment (swearing in)
When you raise your right hand and repeat the Oath of Enlistment you become a full-fledged member of the U.S. Military. During the Oath, every service member vows to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
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 who gives you the oath.
The MEPS day schedule include ASVAB testing, medical examination, job search, background screening and the oath of enlistment. If you previously took the ASVAB then you will not have to retake the test. Instead, you will go on to your medical examination.
You can’t just quit the Army once you are on active duty. You are contractually obligated to remain in service for the period to which you committed. But soldiers are discharged from duty early due to physical or psychological inability to perform duties, for drug abuse, misconduct, and other infractions.
Discharge by purchase, colloquially called buying oneself out of service, is the obtaining of a military discharge by payment. The purchase price is in effect a fine for leaving military service earlier than the date contracted for when enlisting.
The President of the United States can resign any time he wishes. Military officers, alone among federal officeholders, do not have an unqualified right to resign.
Originally Answered: how long does it take to get sent to basic training after MEPS? It depends on the job and how many openings it has. MOS with high volume of soldiers may take a couple months before you actually ship off. But the average time from what I’ve heard is 1–6 months.
The Department of Defense operates MEPS facilities with the assistance of military and civilian personnel who specialize in determining an applicant’s physical, mental and moral readiness to enter the military. Completing a MEPS screening typically takes two full days of testings and screenings.
Unless you have a verified family emergency (death or serious injury/illness of an immediate family member), you’re not allowed to take leave during basic training.
The P&P-ASVAB contains some very easy and very hard questions, but most are of average difficulty. The CAT-ASVAB software adjusts to your ability level and administers questions that are best suited for you. If you are above average ability, you will receive questions that are above average difficulty.
What can disqualify you from MEPS? As mentioned previously, there are dozens of conditions that can disqualify you at MEPS. They include dental issues, eye / ear issues, hearing problems, and heart problems.
Before you can take your physical at MEPS, you must complete a detailed medical history questionnaire. If the examining physician still has concerns, your medical records can be pulled through the medical electronic record system, or you may be instructed to obtain health records from your health care provider.
If the acne is severe and interferes with the individual properly wearing military equipment, he or she would be disqualified. Individuals undergoing treatment with system retinoids like Accutane must be at least four weeks off of treatment.
During this time, the failed recruit will spend their days performing basic cleaning and maintenance chores. If they refuse, they will be prosecuted. If their mental state poses a risk to themselves or others, they will be hospitalized.
At the background clearance check stage, the easiest military branch to join is the Army or Navy. At the ASVAB stage, the easiest military branch to join is the Army or Air Force. At the basic training stage, the easiest military branch to join is the Air Force.
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.
The duck walk is used to test feet and ankle balance, flexibility, agility and range of motion. It is just one of many medical tests performed at MEPS along with audiology, eye exams, blood screenings and full physical exams.
What if I fail the ASVAB? There is no pass or fail on the ASVAB. In addition, to be eligible to enlist in one of the military services, you must obtain a minimum Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score, which varies between services.