Department of the Army Regulation 601-270
* OPNAVINST 1100.4C CH-2
* AFI 36-2003_IP
* MCO 1100.75F

Personnel Procurement

Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)

23 March 2007

Effective date: 4 April 2007

Rapid Action Revision (RAR) issue date: 13 September 2011


PIN: 004376000

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History. This publication is an administrative revision.

Summary. This regulation covers military entrance processing station operational policies, programs, and procedures. It implements DOD Directive 1145.2 governing personnel enlisting in the military and the processing of Selective Service registrants.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, the U.S. Army Reserve, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard, unless otherwise stated. This regulation applies to all personnel who operate unit mail rooms at company and battalion levels. During mobilization, procedures in this publication can be modified to support policy changes as necessary.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 . The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief with the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army management control process. This regulation contains management control provisions according to AR 11-2 and contains a checklist for conducting management control reviews (see appendix F ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1 (HQDAMPA), 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 203100300.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (DAPE-MPA), 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0300. Naval personnel will provide their comments to Navy Recruiting Command, Operations Department (N35), Millington, TN 38054. Air Force personnel will send their comments to HQ, USAF/DPXET, 1040 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1040. Marines will send their comments to Commandant Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, MCRC G-3 (Plans & Research), 3280 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134. Coast Guard will forward their comments to Commanding Officer, United States Coast Guard, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201.

Committee continuance approval. AR 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the U.S. Army Resources and Programs Agency, Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZA), 9301 Chapek Road, Building 1458, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5527. Further, if it is determined that an established group identified within this regulation, later takes on the characteristics of a committee, as found in the AR 15-1 , then the proponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuing the group as a committee.

Distribution. Distribution of this publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D and E for the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve; Navy: Electronic media only; Air Force: F; USMC: PCN 10200590700; Coast Guard: Standard Distribution List No. 145; A: None; B: b(8); c(10); e(1); g(1); h(1); j(1); n(1); r(1); u(2); C: k(2); n(2); D: f(1); 1(1): E: None; F: None; G: None; H: None; Nonstandard Distribution: C:t (Recruiting Offices). One to each office.

*This regulation supersedes AR 601-270/ OPNAVINST 1100.4A/ AFR 33-7/ MCO P-1100.75A, dated 20 November 1999. This edition publishes a rapid action revision of AR 601-270/ OPNAVINST 1100.4C/ MCO 1100.75D/COMDTINST M 1100.2E.

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