A few questions

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  1. Cadet141

    Cadet141 New Member

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    Hello!

    I am a current student in college looking to contract in March with the Army ROTC program at my university. But, I have a question I can't seem to find an answer for anywhere.

    So...

    I had a subtotal colectomy back in March of this year (2009) and have recovered very well. I am back up and running 5 - 6 miles everyday and I'm in the best shape I've ever been in. Now, I was looking through the DQ codes on the DoDMERB website and bowel resection happens to be on the list, so I wanted to ask and see if anyone has had experience with this issue, or if anyone knew if my condition would have a higher chance of being waived.

    Just an added note, I can obtain a letter from my gastroentestinal doctor/surgeon completely clearing me for active duty military service.

    Thanks ahead of time for any replies!
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    This is the guy you want to contact directly:
    Larry Mullen
    Deputy Director, DoDMERB
    Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.milAvailable 24/7/365
    90% of my responses are within the hour
    100% of responses are within 24 hours


    Well done on your recovery but remember your physician can't clear you for military service - a military physician must clear you. They will take your records into consideration. Mr Mullen will explain it all.... good luck!
     
  3. MullenLE

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    Received the email; replied; and awaiting additional information before responding comprehensively:thumb:
     
  4. Cadet141

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    Thank you very much for the insight, hopefully everything will go smoothly in March, Ill be in contact!
     
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    Our pleasure:thumb:
     

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