Dodmerb DQ

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  1. Kieona21

    Kieona21 New Member

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    Hello everyone. I am a active duty soldier that just applied for the ROTC ADO option for my graduate degree. I finished my dodmerb physical in December, and they found a thyroid nodule. I did all the tests and it is benign, I'm asymptomatic, and I don't need any medication and my TSH levels are normal, but I was told I would need a medical waiver. I am frustrated because according to the Army regulation 40-501 that we go off of, there is nothing in there that says a benign thyroid nodule is a disqualifier. My status says pending waiver submission/review. I am really hoping I get the waiver. I was wondering how hard is it for a person who is already serving to get a waiver since my medical condition clearly doesn't affect me or my training? I can deploy and do everything. I hope they take all of this in account when they are going over my paperwork.
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Page 6 of AR 40-501

    If everything you posted is correct it is highly likely that a waiver will be easily obtained. Still have to go through the waiver process. The one interesting thing that you have discovered and many don't realize is that your current status of being on active duty has no bearing on the need for a waiver. Essentially when applying for a commissioning program your medical is like starting from scratch. There have been more than a few instances of an active-duty enlisted person being denied a commission due to medical issues.
     
  3. Kieona21

    Kieona21 New Member

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    I understand I will start from scratch, it just sucks. I wasn't diagnosed with a goiter. I was diagnosed with a thyroid nodule. On my medical paperwork it asks if I have a goiter and it says no. My code for dodmerb was D131.34 Thyroid nodule. I do not think they are the same. The endocrinologist said I had a benign nodule. Hopefully you are correct and my chances of getting a waiver are high.
     

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