CFA Waiver

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  1. KnightDad

    KnightDad New Member

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    My DS had his leg broken during his first high school football game of the 2014 season. He had not completed his CFA for Army, Navy or Air Force ROTC before the break (yes, I told him). He will, of course, complete the CFA when he is released to begin running but that may not be before the application deadline. The AFROTC apparently offers a complete waiver of the application CFA. The AROTC will accept a partial CFA with no points for the part not completed, i.e. mile run. Our NROTC admissions liason has told us he will check it out but we have not, after many follow up inquires, received any information concerning a waiver or partial test. Does anyone have any information that could assist?
     
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  2. Pima

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    My concern for you is by the time you get that waiver your DS is going to be way behind the power curve because he still needs the interview to be performed prior to being boarded. NROTC boards have been meeting for 6-9 weeks already. If it takes a month to get the answer, 2 weeks to get the interviews in, than you are looking at mid- Dec to be boarded at the earliest. Boards usually don't meet after mid Dec until early Jan for the holiday season.

    Depending on his college selection they may have already filled up their slots. Some units are very popular and fill up faster than others.

    The next concern is getting qual from DoDMERB. I would think because the break occurring now they are going to give you at the very least a remedial. This doesn't mean much regarding impact, but it is going to be one extra step to jump through. If they DQ him, than he will have to go through the waiver process and that can take a few weeks or a few months.
    ~ it takes longer many times when this occurring after Jan. because the bulk of cadets get their exams done late fall/early winter and just by sheer numbers it is at that time they are getting slammed with waivers compared to Oct.

    Good luck.I am a little surprised that AFROTC is waiving it because that is part of the condition to contract. Are they waiving it totally or are they saying, we will waive it for him to meet the board, but if awarded a scholarship it will be contingent on him passing it. Kind of like what they state for LOAs to USAFA. ~~~ you have it, as long as you fulfill these things.
     
  3. KnightDad

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    Thanks for the reply.

    He had his NROTC interview September 17th which was the week before the first board, or so we were told by the local scholarship coordinator. The only thing holding him from a board is the CFA. That is our focus right now, getting boarded. We would rather not have to wait until late December, the earliest he will be able to do the running part of the test.

    I don't know if the Air Force will have him take their CFA after he heals or not. We have no problem doing so. I guess we will see.

    We have informed DoDMERBS and are waiting on further instructions from them.
     

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