Atopic Dermatitis\Eczema

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  1. Bandrews

    Bandrews New Member

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    To whom it may concern,

    I am currently a Cadet at Norwich University applying for scholarship in the Naval ROTC program. Recently I have received a letter from DoDMERB saying that I am currently disqualified due to having "Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema after the age of eight." As of right now I am filing a waiver against this claim. Although I have had Eczema after the age of eight it has been mild and very controllable. It has not bothered me in many years and will not in any way affect my ability to be an effective officer in the United States Navy.

    My questions are:
    Why is "having Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema after the age of eight" a disqualifying factor for DoDMERB?

    Is there anything that I can do help DoDMERB accept this waiver?

    If my dermatologist supplements my medical history by adding a letter that states that my condition was minor and will most likely not affect myself from my duties as a naval officer, will this help me in the appeal process?
     
  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    Cut and paste your posting; add your full name and last 4 of your SSN; and send it in an email to me at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist you there. DoDMERB does NOT decide waivers for Service Academies or ROTC programs, but we serve as the conduit for information. Standing by to assist:thumb:
     
  3. MullenLE

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    Thx for your email. I have responded to you privately:thumb:
     

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