Can I combine AROTC and CGA medical exams?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by cjohn15, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. cjohn15

    cjohn15 New Member

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    About two months ago I was awarded an AROTC Scholarship. I decided to wait and schedule my DoDMERB appointments until after I heard back from the CGA. Two days ago I received a conditional appointment to the CGA, and it said that I need to complete my physical/hearing and vision exams by April 1st. I have not yet received any information from the CGA about instructions regarding the DoDMERB. Will I receive instructions soon from the CGA? If I go to the doctors that the AROTC DoDMERB assigned me will that be acceptable for both AROTC and the CGA?
     
  2. NJfather

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    It is my understanding that DodMERB handles all branches military. CGA would just need to request the existing information from DodMERB
     
  3. Pima

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    I would get that physical done ASAP! Unless something has changed this year, you are only given @6 weeks to complete it once they have notified you of the exam portion. IOWS by April 1st for the AROTC.

    I understand that USCGA is your first choice, but as stated they are just going to use the exam results that were submitted. Dodmerbs job is to qualify or disqualify according to the medical standards set forth by regulations. The commissioning source determines if a waiver in your case, AROTC and CG separately will determine if they will approve any waivers. You can be waived for the Army and not by CG or vise a verse.

    By waiting to take it, that means if you need a waiver it will be even longer before you know the results. Had you taken it as soon as informed of the exams, and were given a remedial or DQ than you would be further in the process for AROTC. Again, I understand you want CGA, but as everyone always states keep plan B in place at this point. There are many kids that play spring sports with an appointment in hand only to break a bone 6-9 weeks out from I day and meaning they would be medically turned back before reporting. Having the ROTC scholarship in your pocket means that you won't be running around trying to figure out what to do and how to pay come fall.

    Believe there have been many posters here that have found this out the hard way. One cadet at USAfA twisted their knee getting off the bus and was sent home that day. Another poster had a sports injury in late spring, medical turn back. Yet another during a family vacation got injured one week before I day, and the list goes on and on.

    Not trying to be Janie rain cloud, just trying to stress why you need to get this done now, if for no other reason than to keep your AROTC scholarship as your plan B.
     

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