Dodmerb and nomination

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  1. bravemom62

    bravemom62 Member

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    Is it typical for MOCs to ask candidates about their DoDMerb status? And if they do indeed have a DQ, not to give a nomination because of it?
     
  2. RNrecruiter

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    Yes. My DS had congressional interview in November. During the the interview, the panel was aware of his medical DQ and completed remedial. At the time of the interview, DS had NOT received medical waiver yet, but the doctor who did the remedial had mailed a letter to our home that indicated the remedial tests were negative.

    The panel asked for a copy of that letter and requested my son bring it to the congressman's office by the next day. Fortunately we had brought the letter to the interview (along with a binder of information - all the paperwork DS has received from USNA, physicians, etc.), so secretary made a copy right then and there.

    In the end, my son did receive congressional nomination. Three days after getting nomination, received letter from USNA Office of Admissions that medical waiver was granted. So it all worked out and we were grateful that the doctor had mailed a letter to our home with test results. Even though it was not an official letter from DoDMERB, it seemed to satisfy the interview panel, because DS got the nom.
     
  3. bravemom62

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    This seems to be contradictory to USNA admissions,who states that the admissions process is completely separate from the DoDMERB process.
     
  4. Whistle Pig

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    DoDMERB medically qualified is one of the 3 components required for "3Qed' status, which is the door opener for being able to compete for an appointment. One cannot be 3Qed without OK-to-go from DoDMERB or a waiver from USNA for otherwise disqualifying DoDMERB condition(s).
     
  5. bravemom62

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    "The Admissions Board does not consider your medical status when determining their recommendation. If/when you are given a conditional offer of appointment, USNA automatically takes you through the medical waiver process." This is a response directly from the admissions office in regard to the question, "How does a DoDMERB DQ affect the admissions process?". I would think that this should mean that the candidate's medical status should only be looked at after everything else is considered, ie admissions board review, nom, etc. , especially since there are so many waiverable DQs.
     
  6. MIHOSER

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    Wasn't the OP referring to the "nomination" process?

     
  7. kinnem

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    Right... which is a totally independent process that the MOCs can run any way they like. If they want to know about DoDMERB they are entirely within their rights to ask.
     
  8. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    If you run into issues, like this, where medical conditions are asked during your nomination interview, contact USNA Admissions and ask for the Head of Nominations and Appointments and explain the problem.

    USNA Admissions does not intervene in the nomination process, but sometimes a clarification is needed (i.e. some boards or coordinators might not realize that USNA can grant a waive with a DODMERB DQ).
     
  9. bravemom62

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    Thank you. I appreciate all the responses, very helpful.
     

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