Asthma DQ

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by MaxB, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. MaxB

    MaxB Candidate

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    Guess what? I "Do Not Meet Medical Standards" because I had childhood asthma and was prescribed an inhaler when I was 13. :(

    Of course this would come AFTER I finished my nominations applications and scheduled interviews (as in noon tomorrow for NROTC) and started working out more...

    Now what do I do? I've applied to Texas A&M as a backup to USMA and USNA, but can't afford going there without an ROTC scholarship. Hopefully I'll get a waiver for ROTC, but unless I'm a desirable candidate (or whatever they call it) I won't even be considered for one by West Point.

    Moral support greatly appreciated. :( :)
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Go through the waiver process. 13 tends to be the "cutoff" age for deciding on DQs and even waivers.

    Be sure to have a plan B, as should everyone.
     
  3. Pima

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    MaxB,

    DoDMERB DQ's, branches waive. You are putting the cart before the horse.

    One thing I suggest is you investigate ROTC scholarships more than you appear to have investigated aka can't afford TAMU without a scholarship.

    Common perspective/position on ROTC forums for scholarship candidates, have a Plan B in case you lose that scholarship at college.

    Here are some threads you might want to peruse.
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=27658
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=27641
     

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