AFROTC Waiver

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  1. WCU_Cadet101

    WCU_Cadet101 New Member

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    Good Evening Everyone,

    So this summer I was planning on attending Field Training for Air Force ROTC. Then I got an unexpected DQ for 'Optic Nerve Anomaly."

    A very large reason as to why I joined AFROTC was to become a pilot. There's a good chance that I would still attempt to commission if I were to be DQ's from the pilot position.

    So I guess I have a two-part question:
    Would this DQ in-turn DQ me from being a pilot even if I were to receive a waiver?
    Is there any timeline on when I would be able to receive the waiver? I know the process is ungodly painful and may take a long time but I was just wondering if anyone had an idea on when I could expect to receive the waiver. It has been almost 2 weeks at this point.

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. afrotc16

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    I'm sure you know at this point that packets for Field Training 2015 have already gone up, so you're out of the running for this year. Next, you have to talk to your cadre about potentially coming back as an AS500 next year. Once you get that resolved, then you can focus on the waiver. If you get all your information into DoDMERB in a timely manner, the waiver can be through soon, although I have no idea about whether they waive this condition or not. The waiver process can take forever though if you only give minimal information and the waiver is denied. DoDMERB will look at anything you send them, and then it will go through AFROTC's waiver process, where they'll decide whether or not to give you a waiver. So, in short, nobody knows when the waiver will come through. Just go through the process, be open, call them, send them information etc. and you should have a timely decision. Let me know if you have any further technicality questions, I have also been through the waiver process and AFROTC.
     
  3. WCU_Cadet101

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    I am a 5-year major so I do have the opportunity to come back as an AS500 if said waiver goes through.

    I spoke with a gentleman from DoDMERB on the phone and he then gave me a number to call AETC in order to follow-up on on the waiver process. This number was invalid and did not send me through to AETC. After calling back and explaining the situation regarding the number to the gentleman, he stated that it was in fact the correct number. So I am not sure who to call in order to follow-up on this waiver.


    Thanks again!
     
  4. Zero

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    If you get the waiver it is possible to attend the next year. Also I would just call back another day and ask someone else if that number is incorrect. Lastly, pilot vision requirements can be found in the regs. If it is waiverable, it is possible to get a waiver for pilot vision requirements. However they are quite a bit more strict than your DODMERB (which are nearly non existent). Lastly if its something that will heal, you'd be more likely to get a waiver, if its permanent damage and affects your vision regardless of corrective lenses you might not make it.
     
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