Disqualification/Waiver

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  1. MiltyMTU

    MiltyMTU Member

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    I won a national 4 year AROTC scholarship back in December and am currently in the waiver process. My initial medical exam was disqualified by DODMERB and then submitted to the Army for waiver consideration. The Army (through DODMERB) asked for additional medical information and I submitted all the information to DODMERB as I was instructed. I talked with DODMERB and they said that they uploaded my information into my file for the waiver authorities. 5 days later I was disqualified again by DODMERB on the same grounds as before. I received a letter from DODMERB telling me that my disqualification will automatically be reviewed by the Army waiver authorities. I have not heard anything from the Army yet.

    My questions are these:
    1. Is it common to get disqualified twice?
    2. Do I need to do anything to answer for the second disqualification since I already submitted the AMI?

    Any tips, advice, or comments about my situation are welcomed! Thanks!
     
  2. AJC

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    Yes that is normal. If you submitted the AMI and Your waiver is pending all you can do is wait? There are certain conditions that are disqualifing. DoDMERB must disqualify if the the case meets the criteria. As ROTC scholarship winner you automatically are considered for a waiver. The condition itself will determine the likely hood of a waiver. Keep in mind that the Army has already chosen you and if they can they will keep you. It is in their interest to grant the waiver if possible. But it depends on the condition, in some cases the waiver cannot be granted.
     
  3. MiltyMTU

    MiltyMTU Member

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    @AJC thank you for your response. I appreciate the information greatly
     
  4. sheriff3

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    FYI, it took 90 days from DQ to waiver for DS. Be patient but diligent. Good luck.
     
  5. HH6

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    We are still waiting too. DS was DQ'd in Mid March.... They are very busy right now!
     
  6. MiltyMTU

    MiltyMTU Member

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    I heard back from the Command Surgeon's office today and they said that they have received my ami and the projected decision time frame is 3 weeks
     
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  7. raceeddavid

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    Do you guys have any input on getting through the waiver process? I'm a AROTC 4yr and got dq'd for pituitary dysfunction. Need all the help and info I can get.
     
  8. AJC

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    First talk to your technician at DoDMERB. My son's was extremely helpful. on the DoDMERB site there is a flow chart showing the waiver process.
    There is also DoDMERBconsultants.com. Considering what is a stake it maybe worth getting their opinion and paying for their services.
     
  9. MiltyMTU

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    I second AJC's comment about contacting your technician at DODMERB. Mine helped me with explaining the process and giving me any information I needed
     
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