DodMERB Administrative Remedial for Orthotics

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  1. adm215

    adm215 New Member

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    I posted this in the DoDMERB discussion also, but the CGA threads are very well monitored and active, so I'm posting it here as well.

    I'm hoping to get some guidance on how my DS should respond to an administrative remedial from DoDMERB for his use of orthotics. He is anxiously waiting to hear from the USCGA and just received the notice from DoDMERB in the mail yesterday.

    He has a pair of orthotics he keeps in his sneakers but that's it. He's very active, participates in sports, runs sometimes 15 miles a week, cycles, etc. The remedial asked for details on his participation in athletics and whether his participation has ever been limited because of this (it hasn't).

    Questions:
    Will the DoDMERB remedial delay or DQ his appointment?
    Should he notify his admissions officer about the remedial and/or send him a copy of the response he's mailing to DoDMERB?

    This is a new process for us, appreciate the help!
     
  2. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    An applicant's medical status has no impact on the review conducted by either the Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board or Admissions Committee. The status just determines if the applicant will be offered a conditional or full appointment. DoDMERB notifies each service academy that the applicant is applying to of the medical status, including a Remedial (interim/pending) status, so no need to contact your Admissions Officer or provide the additional medical information to the service academy. Our Chief Medical Officer will have access to the applicant's DoDMERB medical record, including any information that you have submitted to DoDMERB, should he need to review it at some point to make a medical waiver recommendation.
     
  3. adm215

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    Thanks Objee -- I appreciate the quick response, even though it has taken me a week since to say so. I'll echo what others have said - it's very nice that CGA admissions takes an active and informative role in the forum!
     

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