Can a waiver delay appointment?

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  1. Benjamin

    Benjamin New Member

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    Hey all,

    I was medically disqualified for asthma by DoDMERB for "mild intermittent asthma" after age 13. Since that time I have received a waiver from USAFA (file update on February 25) making me "commission qualified" (but pilot DQ'd).

    Early in this process my ALO said he thought I had a pretty solid application, but that getting a waiver would be my biggest hurdle. Given that the academy *did* consider my file competitive enough to justify a waiver, I am very hopeful that I will receive an appointment (although, of course, I know nothing is in stone and I can't make any assumptions). So my question is this: can having a waiver on file (as opposed to being medically qualified without a waiver) delay an appointment?

    I have read that people have heard that everyone waiting should be receiving letters in the next week or two, but I just want to check that in my own case having a waiver on file wouldn't delay things further. My assumption is that once I received the waiver, my file would be treated as if I never needed a medical DQ in the first place - but all this waiting is driving me crazy and is magnifying everything I can think of that would be a problem.

    Thanks in advance for any info anyone can provide!

    Ben
     
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    Thanks for the reply!

    Actually...this is a non-DoDMERB issue as I have already received a waiver. My question is whether having a waiver on file would somehow affect/delay any appointment that I might receive.

    But apparently no one has an answer so it's back to going crazy while I wait. xD
     
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    Thanks for the reply...I've copied my post and emailed you, but I fear you won't be able to tell me any thing new because, like I said in my original post, I already have received a waiver from DoDMERB.
     

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