Do flat feet disquaify?

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  1. FlatFootMom

    FlatFootMom New Member

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    My son is very interested in applying to the Naval Academy. This past fall he was prescribed custom arch supports for flat feet. Does anyone know if this is disqualifying?
     
  2. marvin7794

    marvin7794 Member

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    no he is not
     
  3. SeaMars

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    From DODMERB
    D223.20 (Disqualifying code): History of Pes Planus [flat feet]

    I have no idea whether this is a disqualification that is waivable. Many disqualifiers are. Read the FAQs in the DodMERB subforum, and contact Mr Mullen for clarification.
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Flat Feet used to be a huge disqualifier from service; however, over recent time this stance has changed and it is not quite the same.

    In general flat feet will not disqualify one from service; however, "symptomatic" flat feet may. Larry Mullen in the DODMERB section can give you a better idea as to recent trends; however, the fact that he needs custom supports isn't the best of signs depending on why they were prescribed.

    Best advice: contact Larry Mullen
     

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