AROTC Medical Waivers

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  1. czs21

    czs21 Member

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    Hello all.

    I'm just curious if anyone knows of any applicants receiving a waiver for Army ROTC. I have had my physical already for DoDMERB and am aware I will require one if I am lucky enough to receive a scholarship. Simply wondering. Thank you for any and all answers.

    Thank you again.
     
  2. Ohio2015Parent

    Ohio2015Parent Member

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    You may want to repost in the DODMERB section. Larry Mullen is the expert on that area - he works for DODMERB. Often he asks for you to email him off forum to give you a more personalized explanations of what to expect. Check it out, good luck!
     
  3. Orion99

    Orion99 New Member

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    Yes. My son has received a waiver from AROTC. He started the process several months ago because he is also a USMA candidate. He had already had the exam, went through the remedial process, and was disqualified in October.

    We followed all of the instructions, sending requested records along the way, and then did additional tests coordinated by DodMERB. When he got the AROTC scholarship everything just carried over.

    He received the waiver from USMA in mid-December and then the waiver from AROTC in early January.

    I'm sure the next question will be "what was the basis of the disqualification?" I will refrain from saying because one thing I have learned in reading through posts is that each case is unique to every individual and that it is best to treat it as such.

    Anyway thanks to Mr Mullen and everyone at DodMERB.
     
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  4. czs21

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    Boy isn't that the truth. I like to think I've seen the good and bad of the process. And I am truly glad your son was able to receive a waiver. I know for each DQ #, and even with the same reason, the result can very between people. All the people I have dealt with throughout the whole process have been some of the most proficient doers of their job I've ever met. Even if I don't gain success, I wouldn't be so ludicrous to blame a single one of them. They all do a great job.

    And as far as posting in the DoDMERB section, I really just wanted to hear from the Army ROTC posters.

    Thank you both
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    I've been doing this job for 6 years, and we have had a ton of people get waivers. Here's the thing to remember. Your medical condition either precludes you from serving, or it is something that the Army considers not to preclude you from serving. If you are blind in one eye, or have asthma and use an inhaler, you could be a great person, a great student, and a great athlete, but those conditions won't allow you to do your job in the Army without help. Hopefully, if you get a scholarship offer, or if you choose to enroll in ROTC next fall you work with a ROO who can help you put together a strong case for the waiver.

    good luck
     

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