I've got a silly question, can I ask why you're making all the inquiries on behalf of your husband? I have no doubt you're extremely organized and capable, just wondering why he's not asking the questions for his application?
Your husband is an in-service applicant, there is no battalion board, that's just for civilian applicants. For in-service, you can almost complete the entire application without MEPs assistance. You only need them for final application assembly.
He was underway with the navy so no service! Haha I probably should've put that. He is back now, and recruiter is now saying no MEPS needed so we are back on track to submit Monday!! Thanks for your help