Additional waivers for certain schools

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  1. sheriff3

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    Hello all, DS was granted a waiver from AROTC CC , I see on the waiver he is cleared for all except Airborne School. Is this normal? If a cadet wants to attend a school like airborne, air assualt,ranger will they need additional waivers? Thanks.
     
  2. Pima

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    I don't know for the Army, but yes, for the AF, certain schools, such as rated require different levels from a medical standpoint. Thus, you can be qualified to serve in the AF, but not in a rated position. I know for Navy they have done this too...color deficiency is an example. They can get a waiver, but will never get a rated slot.

    I am not sure about the Army, but for AFROTC cadets can go later on to get a waiver so they can attend rated schools.

    I don't know what his DQs were that required waivers, but it probably comes down to something like that.
     
  3. Jcc123

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    I know enlisted personnel are currently not allowed to attend Airborne school if they require a medical waiver. I'm not surprised this applies to cadets as well.
     
  4. sheriff3

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    Waiver was for allergies. I could see where they might not take a waiver for orthopedic issues but not allergies. I recall reading that some schools in the Army act as their own waiver authorities, mostly SF type schools I thought. He is under the impression he may be able to apply for airborne school and attend over the Christmas break ( mama not happy:thumbdown:). I guess we will find out in the nest few months. I will post with additional info. Thanks.
     
  5. BlindROTC

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    Yes, per AR 40-501, additional medical standards/waivers apply to Army Aviation, and also for "miscellaneous" purposes like airborne school, Ranger school, SERE school, diving schools, deployment, etc. Oddly enough, air assault school doesn't seem to require its own waiver.

    These waivers can be applied for, but the process takes time and there are several different waiver authorities that might be involved. A cadet may already have a waiver to contract with ROTC, and have nothing changed in their medical status since then, but would still need a new waiver on the original issue to attend one of the listed schools.

    For those with waivers from Cadet Command, this poses another factor to consider in career planning for MOS, active duty vs. reserve commission, etc.
     

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