Denied before DoDMERB?

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  1. ppod

    ppod New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I spoke to a recruiter a little over a week ago, and he said he was going to set me up with an appointment to get my medical/physical done. I told him about some of the things I was worried about getting waivers. This was the only reason he said I should set up my physical early on. I waited a week, and didn't hear from him. I called the office and as he wasn't there, another recruiter gave a courtesy call to him and spoke to me instead. It turns out, he didn't even contact the place for the physical. I was honest and told the recruiter (#2) about some things I was worried about that may be DQ'd initially. He made it seem like I could not try because I had to be perfect to the "T", and that asking for a waiver would be out of the question. He also told me I couldn't try fo a waiver for childhood asthma, is that true? I have a letter from my doctor clearing me and saying I no longer have asthma. Also, letters of character reference from the president of the police officers union, along with others. I just made some bad decisions in highschool (7 years ago, experimented with drugs but was never convicted/arrested, I know how bad that sounds). I'm a bright adult, I do well in school, I actually enjoy structure now, I've grown up over the years and want the opportunity to serve my country. I understand that the army and every branch of the military is "well booked" and full, but does that mean I'm not even allowed to try? I regret the poor decisions I made in high school, and have moved forward with my life and never looked back. I'm not afraid of hard work, and would fight for the waivers necessary, if they would give me a chance.

    I'm not sure if this post should have gone to DoDMERB area or ROTC. But my question is, can recruiters deny you a chance at the physical? I was told he would have to talk to his commander and I would recieve a "friendly phone call" or email from either of the two recruiters I've spoken to. The term "friendly phone call" made me think of it as them saying I wouldn't be elligible to try for the program. Am I reading too much into it? I'm worried, and I've researched so much, and my letters of reference are already in process.

    Thank you for your help :)
     
  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    Cut and paste your posting; provide complete name and last 4 SSN; also, tell me what Service (Navy?) is involved; send to me in an email @ Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil:thumb:
     
  3. ppod

    ppod New Member

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    Thank you, I've sent you the email :)
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    ppod,


    Why are you talking to a recruiter about your physical? Have you talked to an enrollment officer at an ROTC Battalion? I'm sure Mr. Mullen is going to help you out, but to share with anyone else that will come along and read this discussion thread, a recruiter is typically not the guy you should be talking to regarding the procedures to enter an officer producing program, apart from OCS. Recruiters will have general information, but they should be referring you to an enrollment officer.

    Good luck.
     

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