3 Year Scholarship Question

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by MichiganDad, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. MichiganDad

    MichiganDad Member

    Feb 3, 2013
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    DS accepted a three year AROTC Scholarship and qualified through DoDMERB back in January 2013. Our question is whether or not he will have to requalify again at the start of his sophomore year (aug 2014). I believe that I read that the qualification was good for two years which would mean that he is all set? Thanks for any insight!
  2. JMS

    JMS Member

    Jul 2, 2011
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    MY DS in in a similar position. What I understand is that once you have a DODMERB approval and start AROTC that is the end of DODMERB as far as acceptance goes. I know an injury or illness can make dramatic changes during the year. I believe in these cases the Army makes individual decisions about keeping a member or not. They may have a DODMERB aspect of that process, if needed in individual cases.
    Finally, I am told that during the summer of the Jr year (at LDAC) there is a medical review/physical. I'm told this physical is, for most, a 'light once over', with a bit more focus on any boxes that were checked on the original DODMERB paperwork.
  3. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Nov 28, 2007
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    The exam he took in Jan 2013 will be considered valid for contracting purposes because it is less than 2 yrs to the date of contracting.

    Our DS was AFROTC, not AROTC. It appears via JMS's post the physical for LDAC is akin to the physical for SFT attendance. Basically it is an annual or sports physical exam. Check eyes, ears, shot records, etc. Nothing extraordinary.

    For AFROTC they will do another DoDMERB exam prior to commissioning because now the DoDMERB exam is no longer valid for any cadet. Cadets going non-rated it is equivalent to the physical to attend summer training. Just a few more tests, blood and urine. For rated it is a longer exam because they will be flying, thus it is an FAA exam too...at least that is how it works for AFROTC.

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