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?
    We appreciate any advice.
     
  2. jocomom

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    From a USMA MALO conference (I assume that AFA would be similar):
    If DODMERB discovers, in its review of the file, even ONE disqualifying factor, it ceases its review and forwards the file to USMA. There are two different categories of disqualifiers: rebuttable and non rebuttable. If rebuttable, DODMERB invites the candidate to submit further information to DODMERB and subsequently on to USMA for consideration (such as the condition never really existed). If deemed a non-rebuttable, it goes directly to USMA. USMA (Regional Commander) then determines, based on the candidates likelihood of being successful in the rest of the application process, either puts in for a waiver, or makes a determination not to seek a waiver at that particular time until/unless the candidate's file is more complete and shows promise of ultimately being able to obtain a nomination and subsequent appointment (aside from the medical issue).

    IF USMA Doctors determine that the disqualifying factor may be waiver-able under some circumstances, they communicate with DODMERB, who in turn communicates with the candidate and informs them of the required tests. At this point, you could say that DODMERB continues as the clearing house. DODMERB also continues its review of the file, and whereas a candidate may have initially have been informed of one disqualifying issue, more may arise.
     
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  4. englishteacher

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    Thank you so much for the information.
     

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