Change in Medical Status on DoDMERB Portal

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  1. clind13290

    clind13290 Member

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    Please help...DD is candidate for USNA 2019. She is a competitive candidate (per BGO) with nomination from MOC in very competitive region. Unfortunately poor kid had a very minor case of psoriasis 5-6 yrs ago. As a result she rec'd initial DQ letter from DoDMERB. We submitted letter from dermatologist stating how minor case was and that it was in check without medication. We were waiting to hear anything about medical waiver and no communications thus far. My DD was just checking her DoDMERB Applicant site and noticed her case was reviewed on 1/6 and "Current Medical Status" now reads "Medical Waiver Denied". Is this the worst case scenario we've been fearing? Is she now done? Any insight would be appreciated. As you can imagine, this has the whole family about wound up- breaks the heart to think DD's dreams and hard work will die b/c of this seemingly minor conditions (truly minor in her case- not my words, but those of the dermatologist).
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I'm not familiar with the DODMERB site as BGOs don't see it. As you know, the accession source -- in this case USNA -- and not DODMERB makes the waiver determination. I would have her contact her RD to get the details, including whether this is a determination by USNA and whether it is a final (i.e., irreversible) determination.
     
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    Thanks! What's the best way to get to the RD (assuming RD= regionally director??)? Thru BGO? Thanks again!
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You should have the contact info for your Regional Director on your CIS portal. You can either email or call. Be sure the candidate does it, not the parent. :)
     
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    Thanks again. DD will reach out. Much appreciated.


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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    BTW, it's the medical folks at USNA who make the decision, not Admissions. So the RD is only relaying the news; he/she may not be able to explain the medical reasons that a waiver was denied (assuming it was).
     
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    Can you locate a retired military dermatologist to examine your DD and offer their opinion? They know the regulations inside and out and if warranted by the exam may be able to offer a favorable opinion to refute the waiver denial. If your DD wants to serve she may consider applying to AFA, WP and ROTC. All of these waiver authorities may have a different view of your DD medical condition. Last consider contacting Glenn at DoDMERB constltants, he may be able to help. Best of luck
     

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