DODMERB Disqualification

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  1. dcs

    dcs New Member

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    My son was disqualified yesterday from DODMERB. He had a minor spinal fusion when he was 11 months old and has had no limitations since. Boston Children's Hospital gave him complete clearance for military service. He is currently serving in the Army Reserves. What is the best avenue to take to receive a medical waiver? Have people with similar issues received medical waivers for ROTC participation? Please help! Thank you!
     
  2. belle

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    We just went thru a DQ & waiver process. What a rollercoaster! You can send me a private message and I'd be happy to give you some information that may help.
     
  3. dcs

    dcs New Member

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    I just sent one...thanks!!
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    One caveat . . . whether a civilian MD considers someone qualified to serve in the military is not determinative. Most civilian MDs have no real idea of the potential situations in which the military may find themselves. There are many people who function perfectly in the civilian world and yet will not be allowed in the military.

    You need to go through the waiver process. It can be mind-numbing but many have successfully navigated it, including many on this forum who can probably provide some guidance.

    Do realize that every person's medical situation is different and the fact that someone else did or did not get a waiver has little to no bearing on whether you will or won't.
     

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