AROTC question

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  1. jfinn5083

    jfinn5083 New Member

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    My s has received a 4yr arotc scholarship, but is trying to obtain a medical waiver. If he is not granted the waiver can he still take ROTC?
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

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    Yes, he can sign up and simply take it as a course. Many colleges students do this. However he can't sign a contract or receive his scholarship unless he receives a waiver.
     
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    jfinn5083 New Member

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    So ,because he was medically disqualified (assuming he does not get the waiver) does that mean he can only take rotc for 2 yrs, and that would be the end of his military career. I assume they wouldn"t let him contract because of the medical DQ. Or after 2 yrs could he try again to get medically qualified.
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    Correct, if he is unable to receive a medical waiver during the first 2 years of ROTC he would not be allowed to contract and continue to the Advance Course. Without the waiver he cannot commission. During the first 2 years he can work toward getting the waiver, if he does then he can move on.
     
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    jfinn5083 New Member

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    Thank you all for your help. My thinking is that is that if he does 2 yrs rotc that it will help to show that he is physically fit and capable of performing his duties, and that could help in being granted a waiver.
     
  6. Marist College ROTC

    Marist College ROTC Member

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    The rules on medical determination do change periodically. If you cannot get a waiver now, you may be able to get one 2 years from now.

    In some cases you need to show that you have been fully recovered from an illness for a certain period of time. After that time has elapsed you may become waiverable.
     
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    Ok thank's, i guess that would be s final option.
     
  8. Just_A_Mom

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    It's all going to depend on the reason for the DQ. Sometimes they can be removed, sometimes not. Some are never waiverable while some can be waived later on.
    I suggest you go to the Dodmerb section and talk to Larry Mullen.
     

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