Conditional Appointment

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  1. uscga2017

    uscga2017 New Member

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    I have received a conditional appointment to the USCGA Class of 2017. :w00t:
    But I was wondering if appointments are ever rescinded? For example, if your senior year grades run off a cliff, or for any reason you fail the DODMERB? (I'm worried about the vision test.)
    Also... what happens if you pass DODMERB, then break a leg the week before R-Day? Just curious. Not intending to break a leg or anything.

    And does anyone know if the DODMERB can be taken overseas? I won't be back in the USA until June.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Do NOT let your grades fall off a cliff. Keep it up, because it's only going to get harder when you start at CGA.

    Don't break your leg, but don't wrap yourself in bubble wrap. That said, I wouldn't do anything too crazy.

    Before I took the PFE for CGA I seriously sprained my foot (and thought I broke it) playing soccer. That night I had my final high school hockey game and somehow fit my foot into my skate boot (but man was it painful to take off). I thought my quest for CGA was over. Luckily it wasn't broken and I healed, and eventually took the PFE.

    Try to get the requirements out of the way early, so you don't have to worry as much.

    I don't know the answer about the PFE outside of the country, but I don't see why not... someone else can give a better answer for that.

    And yes, appointments can be rescinded, but that's generally up to you. Don't give them a reason to rescind your offer.
     
  3. uscga2017

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    Thanks. My grades will stay up, I'm mostly concerned with the eye test. :wow:

    I've been researching DODMERB and I think it'll be fine, but just to be sure, how difficult is it to obtain a medical waiver?

    Thanks again! Have a nice day!
     
  4. Packer

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    Your eye sight can be pretty poor so long as you are correctable to 20/20. My son had this concern as well but cleared DoDMERB as well as the test at the academy because he is correctable to 20/20.
     

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