AROTC/AFROTC Medical Waiver

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  1. Libertador

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    I was awarded a 4 year Army ROTC scholarship and a partial (3 Year Type 2) Air Force ROTC scholarship. I have accepted the Army offer. I had a minor kidney procedure a few months back, prognosis by any doctor or surgeon I've spoken to is a 100% normal healty future in regards to that particular par tof me. I received an initial DQ from Dodmerb which I somewhat expected. I sent in more medial records and soon after I was granted a waiver for AFROTC. For some reason those records were not immediately handed to the Army (But I know they have been no), so I am still pending waiver review there. I am aware that different branches have different medical standards and being granted a waiver by one doesn't make it a certainty I'll be granted a waiver by the other. In my case I think I am willing to take the risk that I will be approved and plan on attending the school I have accepted the offer to (even though I'm not sure how long that waiver process will take?). Does anyone have personal experience or advice from a similar situation they can share? Thanks.
     
  2. 2018Class

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    I have no advice, but my son is still waiting on an Army waiver too. I wonder if the turnaround time for an Army waiver is longer than the Air Force.
     
  3. Libertador

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    I was told they made an error in processing mine for AROTC and it should have been submitted for review well before it was but either way, here we are. Do you mind saying how long you have been waiting or the condition?
     
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    My son was disqualified for the Army on Feb 5th for ptosis. Dodmerb already had all of the paperwork regarding the issue when he had previously started an application for the Naval Academy, but stopped when he was disqualified for color deficiency. We have been waiting almost three months for the Army to make a decision.

    The ptosis (drooping eyelid) was due to an injury he had when he was younger and got hit above the eye by a baseball. It caused the muscle to relax and his lid to droop. He had surgery to repair it and has been fine ever since. We even submitted a letter from his surgeon that stated that he no longer has the condition and has no impairment. It's been a waiting game ever since then.
     
  5. 2018Class

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    My son's medical waiver was granted today!! :band: When I told him, I don't think I have ever seen him so happy.

    Good luck to you. Maybe they are making some of these decision before May 1st because a lot of people have that date as a deadline.
     
  6. Libertador

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    Congrats! Genuinely happy for y'all I know that's a good feeling! Hopefully they'll get around to mine within a month or so...If you don't mind me asking how were you notified? I've just planned on checking in on my status on my dodmerb account online. Which just says "Pending Waiver Submission/Review" I'm assuming that's what your sons said before "Waiver Approved"?
     
  7. 2018Class

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    Thanks!

    This is what it said for almost three months:

    Current Medical Status: Pending Waiver Submission/Review

    It changed to this yesterday:

    Agency: US Army ROTC
    Cycle Year:2013
    Current Medical Status: Medical waiver granted
    Waiver Approved - AROTC

    Hopefully you will get your answer soon too. It seems like a lot of different decisions are being made right before May 1st. Good luck!
     
  8. paulycowgirl

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    Congratulations!! I know what a relief that is to finally get the answer you were praying for!!!


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  9. 2018Class

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    Thanks Paulycowgirl. It helps to know that you're not alone when waiting on a waiver. The people who post on this message board have been very helpful and the it's great that everyone is so supportive. I hope Libertador will come back with good news too!
     
  10. Dad

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    Be sure that you can afford school w/o the scholarship as waivers are not guaranteed. You should be in contact with the detachment commander or PMS regarding your situation. Best wishes.
     
  11. Libertador

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    Was just about to the point where I was giving up hope of seeing anything when I checked my DoDMERB portal until I saw this yesterday evening

    Agency: US Army ROTC
    Cycle Year:2013
    Current Medical Status: Medical waiver granted
    Waiver Approved - AROTC

    Thanks to everyone here for support on that rather stressful journey!
     

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