Disqualification question

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by MJC, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. MJC

    MJC New Member

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    Naval Academy and West Point medical requirements state that if you had a eating disorder under the age of 13 or less than 3 months then you can pass the DoDMERB.

    I had a eating disorder when I was 11 and for longer than 3 months but I was younger than 13 when medically cleared, etc. I have had no problems for 5+ years now and am a varsity athlete being recruited, no relapses, etc. Does anyone with experience know if I will pass the DoDMERB?

    I understand I will probably have to jump through extra hoops but it was my dream to attend a Service academy since i was little and I actually just got a LOE from West Point, so i have my hopes up but I just remembered my medical history. Please anyone with experience with this situation respond, I don't want people with opinions my dad, brother and uncle went to the Naval Academy so I know service academy requirements and my dad is the one who had access to the information i wrote in the first paragraph as he is a retired Marine and Blue and Gold officer.
     
  2. BDHuff09

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    Not sure if your asking a question or trying to tell us all how you already know everything about the medical requirements.

    You are not going to get very many people helping you if you consistently come off like you have in this post.

    BUT, I will say that there is a poster on these forums by the name of MabryPsyD who is I believe a psychiatrist or psychologist for the Army. I would think that he would have some experience in the field of eating disorders in regards to the army if you were inclined to message him.
     
  3. MemberLG

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    Have you finished your DoDMERB exams? It sounds like you might need a medical wavier. If so you need to complete DoDMERB exam as soon as possible. For West Point, a medical waiver takes around six weeks to process and waivers are requested only for competitive candidates.
     
  4. Pima

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    All you can do is go through the process and be prepared to have your medical records reviewed if you get a DQ.

    If it is saying or longer than 3 months, than your age would not be an issue at all, because it is the length of the disorder they are actually looking at. Your medical records will be proof, and thus it would be a DQ. As a recruited athlete I would assume they will place you into the waiver process immediately.
     
  5. MJC

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    Sorry if I came off rude, I get stressed out easily over these types of things as I totally put off even thinking about my medical past until I got papers from DoDMERB. I was posting to see if any past candidates had been in my situation and what their outcome was. I really love that you guys responded with advice it means a lot to me that people want to help.

    I will be getting my exam on Thursday and do expect to get a waiver as I have talked to a couple people from West Point. I have time on my side since this medical problem was 6 years ago, but I don't have my hopes up as I am labeled as having a mental illness. I do have all my files and am in the process of contacting all the doctors I saw.

    A couple quick questions though to anyone that can respond and they are not too specific. If I fail DoDMERB are there any options to for me to get into the military at a later point, like after four years of college? I'm thinking that if I prove I have no problems while away at college for four years I could go to OCS on a waiver for a eating disorder i had 10+ years ago. Realistic?
     
  6. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    All potential officers get medically cleared through DODMERB, regardless of the method of commissioning.
     

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