Dodmerb disqualification

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  1. Willoace

    Willoace Member

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    On my USAFA application it says "Medically Disqualified," yet I have no idea what the reason could be. I have not received anything in the mail and was wondering what my next step should be.
     
  2. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    What does your USNA Portal say?
     
  3. sheriff3

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    Since DoDMERB is the source of all things medical I suggest you log in to their system. Don't panic just yet.
     
  4. Willoace

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    Thank you for the responses! My USNA portal says nothing yet. I can't seem to find anything on dodmerb so I'm hoping I will receive something shortly.
     
  5. USMAROTCFamily

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    Are you looking at the DODMETS website or the DODMERB Website?
     
  6. Willoace

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    Dodmets
     
  7. Willoace

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    I have discovered that my disqualification is based upon "eczema past the age of 12." However, even then it was extremely mild and I do not have it anymore. Will I be eligible for a waiver?
     
  8. Pima

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    Waivers are case by case. Being eligible for a waiver? Yes, but again, it is case by case if a waiver is granted. You just need to work the system.
     
  9. sheriff3

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    My advice is to seek out a dermatologist (preferably one with prior military experience like a retired military Dr.). Have the Dr. give you an examination and if the condition is no longer present have the Dr. draft a letter stating so and submit it to DoDMERB. Also you need to draft a letter and have it ready to submit stating that your previous eczema was very mild and never caused you any issues. As far as a waiver goes it’s anybody's guess... The AF seems to have the biggest issue when it comes to managing their officer corps needs. As evidenced by them releasing some AFROTC cadets from their commitment to leave prior to commissioning, giving some the option to go guard but then offering massive bonuses for some to stay and others to retrain into a different field. I mention this only in that when a service is drawing down, like the Army, a waiver is less likely but with the AF it really is a crap shoot right now. Best of luck.
     
  10. Pima

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    Sheriff, that was only for FY 13/14. 15 was not given that option, at least not from anything I have read and 16 is also not being offered the ability to walk. They are now back on track to AD only option. AFROTC is unique because they have that make or break year as sophomores. Those 2 year groups had very large selection rates for that make or break and it later created problems. They had enough volunteering to leave that anyone that wanted to go AD still went AD.

    However, that being said sheriff makes a very good point. It is going to come down to numbers. I am not trying to be debbie downer, I am just reiterating that nobody should give any chances either way.
     
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