Mission Essential Personnel 


Founded 2004 (still owned by original founders)
Point of Contact: Marc Peltier, President 
Address: 4343 Easton Commons, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Phone : 614-416-2345 /   1-888-542-3447
Fax: 614-416-2346 fax
Email : contact@missionep.com
Web Addresswww.missionep.com

Mission Essential Personnel has grown in just a few short years from a small company working one subcontract in Iraq to the No. 1 provider of language services to the U.S. Army with more than 8,300 personnel in 13 countries across North America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Created in 2004, MEP has rapidly expanded to a globe-spanning organization that earned $725.5 million in 2011. MEP has leveraged its success in language to become a significant presence in the intelligence arena, where it is playing an increasingly bigger role for the Army, not only performing intel work on its existing language contracts, but supporting the national intel community with a complete spectrum of services.

MEP supports a variety of organizations enabling human freedom including the defense industry, law enforcement, civilian government, intelligence community, and friendly foreign governments.


  MEP linguists serve alongside the warfighter around the world.


Timely, accurate communication is imperative to mission success, whether the need is person-to-person interpretation or document translation regarding military, diplomatic, or intelligence activities.

MEP’s founders were two Army veterans from Central Ohio who knew that contractors were not meeting the Army’s language needs, based on their experience both learning Arabic in the Army and as site managers in the Iraq Survey Group. In 2004, they set out to prove they could do a better job. Their experiment has been a resounding success, capturing their first big win – the OEFA language contract – in 2007.

The largest language company in the world, MEP offers an array of advanced language resources to manage qualified, cleared interpreters and translators with more than 7,400 language-service providers throughout the world. While MEP’s core language capabilities have focused on defensedevelopment, and diplomacy, its business extends to the commercial sphere, including engineering, medicine, and information technology.

For the current conflicts with which the U.S. Army is involved, communication can be more valuable than weaponry: so the United States can share its message of good will with those we can help while deciphering the message of those who would do us harm.


MEP supports Female Engagement Teams in Afghanistan


MEP’s experience makes it a natural fit for providing intelligence support at the national level, as well as the theater level of military operations. Leveraging its expertise in recruiting, vetting, and training professionals, MEP supports the intelligence community by providing highly-qualified subject matter experts and multi-discipline analysts.

MEP professionals are embedded at forward-operating bases in every region of Afghanistan, providing support throughout the Joint Operations Area. At every Combatant Command, MEP rapidly supplies intelligence professionals in support of full-spectrum operations, including HUMINT, SIGINT, IMINT, MASINT, CI Support, Cyber, Biometrics, and many others.


MEP trainers help prepare soldiers for their missions abroad.

Training & Technical Services

MEP prepares teammates with live, virtual, and constructive training. With its experience in hiring, vetting, and training local nationals, MEP can help clients navigate the intricacies of diverse cultures and developing countries. MEP can provide language, role-playing, and civil affairs training, in addition to global logistics and security.

A CENTCOM-certified deployment services provider, MEP supplies tailored T-cert (theater-specific individual readiness training) services for contractors deploying overseas.

Giving Back

Recognizing that we all owe a great debt of gratitude to our servicemen and women, MEP is honored to be able to give back to them. MEP employees work side by side with members of the military, both at home and overseas, to protect the United States, its allies, and its interests.

Moreover, given that its founders and many of its employees are former military, MEP makes a point of contributing to organizations which support veterans. MEP has contributed to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the Wounded Warrior Project, Military Intelligence Corps Association, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Veterans First Foundation, and other groups. MEP co-sponsored a workshop for the George Washington University Veterans Campaign aimed at preparing veterans to run for public office.