DODMERB Extremity DQ- Torn ACL

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  1. steve.bukowski

    steve.bukowski New Member

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    In February 2011 I tore my ACL in a snowboarding accident. That same month I had surgery to have it corrected. I completed Physical Therapy in July 2011 and have received full, unrestricted clearance from my doctor to participate in all ROTC physical activities. DODMERB however has disqualified me for the ACL tear. A waiver is being submitted, is there anything I can do to help the waiver approval process and given my situation, what is the probability of getting the waiver approved? Who should I contact outside of my detachment's cadre to help defend my case? Also how long does the waiver process usually take?
     
  2. ROTCDAD2011

    ROTCDAD2011 New Member

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    ACL Waiver time frame.

    My son, a 4 year AROTC scholarship recipient, now Freshman and uncontracted AROTC cadet had ACL/MCL repair last October. He was initially DQ' and automatic waiver declined last March. Completed physical therapy in July with a complete unconditional release from his surgeon. All supporting tests and documentation has been submitted to Cadet Command/DoDMerb 1 August for reconsideration and we are still waiting for the Command Surgeon's Office to look at his file and determine if they will now grant a waiver.

    Bottom line.....get ready for a LONG wait. We are now 1 year post surgery and he is fully participating in his battalion's PT and FTX activities.

    All I can say is hang in there. Make sure your ROTC units folks are involved and that you continue to stay engaged and pushing the process forward.

    Best of Luck!!!!
     
  3. MissIndependence

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    Waiver

    ROTCDAD2011 sent you a pm.
     

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