Disqualification-Waiver question

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  1. englishteacher

    englishteacher Member

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    My DS received notification from DoDMERB that he had been disqualified because of an ACL Repair. His status on his AFA application page has been changed to Disqualified.
    Does this mean that he cannot apply for a waiver? He had surgery Sept'10
    worked extremely hard, and was the starting firstbaseman when the high school season started on March 1st. He participated in spring football, 7 on 7 summer football, summer baseball. He also attended both AFASS and NASS.
    He has had no problems with his knee. His senior year football season has started, he is the starting tight end.
    Is there anything that he can do at this point to change the disqualified status?
     
  2. Christcorp

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    He can definitely apply for a waiver. You should go to the subsection of this forum to the DODMRB section. There is an individual there that can give you much better information. Ask your question there. Good luck. Mike...
     
  3. englishteacher

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    Thank you so much for your quick response, I will do that.
     
  4. Blackbird

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    I don't know the answer to your question, but you might want to post in the DODMERB forum since this is a DODMERB specific question. I would also suggest calling the DODMERB help desk.
     
  5. englishteacher

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    Thank you. I have posted this on the other site as well. I was under the impression that he had to apply for a waiver at the Academy itself. I'm just not sure where he is to go from here; how to start the waiver process, or since his status has already been changed, whether a waiver will even be considered.
     
  6. Christcorp

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    Hopefully you'll get some more insight on the DODMERB section. but you are totally free to have your son call his academy counselor and ask them directly. Their number is on the website where the application is. If you can't find it; I can look it up. I don't have it on me right now. mike....
     
  7. englishteacher

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    Mike,thank you so much. I will have him look for the number when he gets home this evening, and have him call. This gives us a place to start. :)
     
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    DoDMERB

    The most efficient person we encountered in our entire journey was Larry Mullen. If he is still your DoDMERB contact, if anything can be done, he'll get it done.

    My son had a serious leg injury August 7th of his application year, and Mr. Mullen helped us through the entire process. No guarantees of success, but he let us know exactly what to expect.

    Son is now a C2C and climbing Pike's Peak this weekend.
     
  9. fly boy

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    Unfortunately, Mr. Mullen isn't still doing what he used to with DoDMERB. My understanding is that he is still with DoDMERB, but not doing the same thing.

    In the first post of this thread, he has given some contact info. Hope this helps...
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=20055
     
  10. englishteacher

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    We appreciate all the information. :)
     

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