Broken Foot-NROTC

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  1. bd11

    bd11 New Member

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    Hello all,

    This past year I was awarded a 4-year NROTC (Marine Option) scholarship for college, and started the DODMERB process in April. Two months ago I broke my 5th metatarsal and needed to have a screw put in. When this occurred I was still being processed in DODMERB. I let them know and as of now I'm awaiting a response for my waiver decision. I start school in a few weeks and I'm eagerly awaiting my decision. My doctor says I'll make a full recovery and be 100% physically ready by September. Any opinions on my situation would be greatly appreciated, trying to have a better idea of if I have a shot of retaining my scholarship.
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    Did your doc send in paperwork that your are cleared and 10o%? Obviously none of us are DoDMERB, but I think you will be fine as long as you are healthy. Most applicants for ROTC and SAS are athletic. Injuries happen. Good luck!
     
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    Yes, my doctor sent in that he expected a full recovery and be cleared 100% by September. He wrote the letter only a couple weeks post surgery.
     
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    Hmmm.... Not sure on that one. They might not clear you until it's healed completely. Not sure on that one. Have you called the MOI or AMOI to discuss? I think it's worthy of calling to see their view on this.
     
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    I've been in pretty consistent contact with multiple people at the battalion and they've expressed that it is just a waiting game at this point and they'd do what they can. Not too much indication of the outcome.
     
  6. MammaMia

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    DS broke his wrist, requiring a surgical repair in December, and his USNA waiver was not completed until the doctor documented 100% cleared to return to unrestricted activity (April). Even though he had had the same fracture on the other side, with the same surgical repair (and therefore the same excellent prognosis for recovery) one year earlier, USNA needed the "he's NOW cleared" - not "we're sure he's going to be fine in plenty of time."

    I hope this information helps.
     
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