Every weekday, the recruiting commands of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard must transport thousands of young recruits from the Armed Forces Recruiting Stations in their local communities to centrally located Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) where they test, process and swear in, and ship out to basic training.
Since 1999, when StarForce implemented its first system of overland recruiting routes in Michigan — providing daily fixed route transportation to and from the Lansing and Detroit MEPS — , we have helped the military meet this transportation need efficiently and safely.
StarForce Overland Recruiting Routes typically collect three to five Armed Forces Recruiting Stations while en route to and from the MEPS — bringing recruits to the MEPS for processing the next day, and returning applicants from the MEPS who have already finished processing that afternoon.
In places such as Michigan, where conventional commercial carriers are not typically available to provide service, this means that eight StarForce vehicles and drivers free up as many as sixty recruiters (and their GSA vehicles) from having to drive individual passengers to and from the MEPS each day.
And because StarForce vehicles and drivers work exclusively for the recruiting mission, with a fixed daily round trip schedule matching the operations tempo of the recruiting calendar, there is no need for recruiters or logistics personnel to arrange for thousands of individual passenger tickets.
Great Lakes MEPS (Lansing & Detroit)
Recruiting Route System
Milwaukee MEPS ~ Recruiting Route System
Recruiters can stay focused on the challenge of recruiting, knowing that a StarForce driver will arrive on schedule to transport his or her recruit between their local recruiting station and the Front Control Desk of the MEPS and/or the DoD Hotel.
StarForce operates overland route systems in eighteen states, efficiently pooling passengers from the respective branches of service.
If your Recruiting Battalion, Squadron, District or Station could benefit from the efficiencies and convenience of a StarForce Overland Recruiting Route System, please contact our HQ.