Can a DQ that is time related be removed?

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  1. kcdale99

    kcdale99 Member

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    My DS was DQed for the following two reasons:

    D121.80 Chronic otitis media, history of after the 13th birthday
    D122.20 Ear drum surgery during the preceding 180 days

    The D121.80 was caused by a defect in the ear canal (a kind of pot hole), and that was repaired surgically back in April. The surgery is what caused the D122.20. FYI the surgery was a complete success!


    It has now been over 180 days, can the D122.20 be removed? Does he simply contact the DODMERB to have it removed? He is still in the "Pending Waiver Submission/Review" status with AROTC for the 2012 cycle, and has been this way for over two months now. He is hoping that getting one of the DQs removed may help in the whole process at least.
     
  2. Pima

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    DoDMERB DQs. Branches waive.

    DoDMERB exam is valid for 2 yrs.

    I would suggest contacting the branch HQ to see if it can be waived.
     
  3. EDelahanty

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    In our experience the DQ for surgery (successful also, but of a different kind) was waived after the six months elapsed. I don't recall whether we had to remind DODMERB or if the waiver occurred automatically. By the time of the waiver, Cadet Delahanty had already begun his MS1 year.
     
  4. Ken

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    It seems as though Air Force moves slowly when it comes to waivers. Both USMA and Navy gave me a waiver for a surgery last winter quickly but Air Force has been pending for about two months.
     
  5. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    Show some patience, please: golf season is nearly over. Come to think of it, the AF may be waiting to see if the surgery affected your handicap.
     
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  6. kcdale99

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    Ok.. so the fact that the surgery is now over 180 days old means that it should get waived by ROTC correct? We don't have to get DODMERB to remove it? USMA was almost immediate in their response (He was not a competitive candidate) with "Does not meet medical standards". He didn't have a seat and we knew his ACT/SAT was a bit low.

    The real hurdle is convincing AROTC that the 2nd DQ was fixed by the surgery I guess. My son is already an MS1 Cadet... he is participating until he clears DODMERB and can contract. His cadre indicated that they are ready to put him on scholarship in Dec/Jan (he is 3yr AD) because they have some extra scholarship money if he can clear this hurdle.

    This whole process, if nothing else, has taught us all patience.
     
  7. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    sent you a PM
     
  8. kcdale99

    kcdale99 Member

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    Thanks for the advice everyone!
     
  9. sheriff3

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    kcdale99, I just sent you a PM.
     
  10. JMS

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    all this experience and insight is really what the forum is all about! However, I'm finding it hard to fully appreciate the advice when it is in the form of PMs. Maybe I should send a PM to someone... oh, wait , did I just say that out loud?
     
  11. kinnem

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    Sometimes when dealing with sensitive personal information, such as might be sent when confiding to someone with health issues about the health issues you or your child faced, a PM is more than appropriate. Not everything is meant for the entire Universe to see.
     
  12. kcdale99

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    Thank you again everyone, and thank you for the PMs with some specific private information.

    My son contacted, and heard back from Cadet Command. His packet has been reviewed by the surgeon and is on the Commanding General's desk for consideration. There was no indication if this was a good or bad thing, or if waiver was recommended. We honestly don't know any more than before, but at least the process is moving.
     

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