Am I Done

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Michael R., Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Michael R.

    Michael R. Member

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    I want to go to the US Naval Academy and I am a competitive applicant. I have a high grades and a near perfect fitness score. Unfortunately, I have a condition called Neurofibromatosis Type 1. This is apparently an automatic DQ. Although, I only have a very mild condition. It doesn't hold me back at all from any physical activity or learning. The only thing this condition does really is change my appearance a little. Are my military dreams over?
     
  2. Pima

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    You need to understand how the system works.

    DoDMERB only Qs or DQs. It is up to the commissioning source, in this case, USNA to decide if they want to waive.
    ~ Waivers are not automatic. Best to assume case by case.

    As hard as this is to read, you just have to go through the DoDMERB process, and why it is important to go through the plan B process of ROTC scholarship.
    ~ USNA and NROTC are different commissioning sources.

    I wish you the best.
     
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  3. Michael R.

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    Would I have to notify the USNA if I failed the DODMERB? What if I wanted to go Navy SEALS afterwards?
     
  4. Pima

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    No, you do not have to notify USNA.

    USNA paid for that exam, and you somewhere in the paperwork agreed, due to HIPPA, that they were allowed to see the results of your exam.

    They will know probably before you that you were DQd. They have a choice as a commissioning source to place you up for a waiver or say it is over.

    As far as going SEALS I will leave that to more informed posters. I can only say that for some career fields being DoDMERB qualified, including waivers is one thing. Certain career fields will require a higher medical clearance. Thus, USNA can waive this issue for USNA, but say you can only go a specific career field.
    ~ Rated quickly comes to mind.
     
  5. mcfeeley15

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    I have very good grades and am nearly done with my USNA application but my endoscopy results indicated that I have GERD and I was prescribed omeprazole to combat it. I have read that this is generally an unwaivable condition, Am I done?
     
  6. Jcc123

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    @mcfeeley15 you need to start your own thread and not hijack this one.
     
  7. Stealth_81

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    Why? It is a relevant question to the thread topic.

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  8. NavyHoops

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    Same advice as we give everyone on these threads... all you can do is apply and see what happens. You said you are nearly done with the app. Finish and hope for the best/prepare for the worst. Maybe USNA will waive it, maybe they won't, but you will never know unless you apply.
     
  9. Hopefulcadetmom

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    You can actually call DODMERB and they will answer these questions. We called prior to DS going on Accutane....
     
  10. Jcc123

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    @Stealth_81 I disagree. How is introducing a different health problem an answer to the OP's question? GERD and Neurofibromatosis are not the same issue. Just because @mcfeeley15 also wants to know if he's "done" doesn't make his question relevant to the OPs discussion.

    Edit: to be fair, I should have added "you're more likely to get advice relevant to your specific condition if you start your own thread". Implied meanings aren't always interpreted correctly on the 'net.
     
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  11. NavyHoops

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    You can certainly call DoDMERB, but remember they only provide a Q or DQ. Remember the waiver comes from the commissioning source. It sounds as of if both candidates are fully expecting a DQ from DoDMERB and are asking if they can expect a waiver. DoDMERB cannot answer that as they do not waive.
     
  12. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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    If the title of the thread was "Neurofibromatosis" I would agree with you, however it is not.

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  13. Michael R.

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    Is USNA lenient? Also, if I do get to USNA will I have to do it again to get commissioned?
     
  14. NavyHoops

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    I have no clue if USNA is lenient. Anyone who received a waiver will tell you yes more than likely and anyone who didn't one Could tell you no.

    You will not do DODMERB again.You will have a pre commissioning physical your 2/C year that will determine if you are NPQ from unrestricted line. Not physically qualified is the term you will hear once you get to USNA. It means someone has been found not qualified for unrestricted line (SWO, pilot, SEALS, Marines, etc). This then opens up restricted line options like intel and supply. For instance color blind is a NPQ condition, but they can still go Marine Corps. NPQ is not common, but the common ones are color blind, severe injuries that happened while at USNA (usually something that requires multiple surgeries), severe sickness while at USNA (cancer in remission was one a few of my friends had). These aren't all the scenarios. Some folks are found physically qualified for all options, but pilot/NFO, due to eye sight or a few other items.
     
  15. 2020Hopeful93

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    Hey, ya'll, I'm going through my final steps of the application. The DODMERB can't be officially started until I'm halfway done with the required documents, but I'm active military, so I was told to go ahead and get some of the stuff done. How long of a process is the DODMERB? My B&G Officer sent me 2 forms, but overall it doesn't look like too thorough of an exam. Any reply helps. Thanks!
     

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