DoDMERB for ROTC

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  1. Raseo1Son

    Raseo1Son Member

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    Our son is currently a freshman in college, and is still in the running for both USNA and USMA. But he's decided not to reapply for a third time if it doesn't work out for the Class of 2018, and has begun the ROTC Scholarship process. Our question involves his medical status: he's qualified for both Academies, so does that make him qualified for ROTC as well? If so, what's the process for getting official notification of that? He showed a copy of the letter from DoDMERB listing him as qualified for the Academies to an ROTC officer, but apparently was told that they needed proof of qualification for ROTC. Any info would be greatly appreciated - as always!

    (P.S. - I posted this question on the DoDMERB board as well)
     
  2. nofodad

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    medical 'Q

    Our DS was medically qualified for USNA, so when he applied for AROTC at his college, he included a copy of the letter from DODMERB and he was good to go. I would think the same would apply for your DS, if he's Q'd for an SA he should be Q'd for ROTC.
     
  3. soccmomer

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    Is he applying for a scholarship through the college, or the national 4 year scholarship? I am thinking since he is already in college, that it is the first. I know with the National one, once he applied for the scholarship, or was offered, it appeared on his DoDMERB page that he was qualified for ROTC (already was qualified for USMA).
     
  4. Vista123

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    If so go have him to to the HR guy in his battalion and they will help him navigate.
     
  5. Raseo1Son

    Raseo1Son Member

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    Yes, applying thru his college

    This is all new to us - he's been strictly focused on the Academies for so many years but looks like it's time to learn a new set of ropes.

    Our son did show his DoDMERB letter to someone in the battalion, but maybe it wasn't the RIGHT someone! I'll see if he knows who handles HR. I told him that I thought DoDMERB would only respond to an ROTC request for status info, because that's the way it worked with USNA & USMA - in other words, nothing happened at DoDMERB until they got an official request, not just a phone call from a candidate.

    Thanks for the replies!
     
  6. Vista123

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    I have one son who only wanted a S.A. and one who only wanted Army ROTC. To be honest I find the ROTC stuff far more confusing....

    When we have had a question that we couldn't find the answers to on our own, I (or my son) have actually just called cadet command, Dodmerb, school financial aid office etc. This sight is great but if it is important-just go straight to the accurate source.

    Good Luck!!
     
  7. Raseo1Son

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    Thanks, Vista

    Sounds like a plan!
     
  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The recruiting officer or HRA will have to contact DODMERB and ask for his record to be moved over to the school. What that means is that his physical will be reviewed by the Army ROTC person at DODMERB and if he is qualified it will show up in the schools DODMERB listing. I probably didn't explain that very well, but the bottom line is that this is a routine request that happens fairly regularly (at least here in the Golden Knight Battalion). If your Son's Battalion is having trouble with this then there should be some concern (in the competence of the ROO/HRA). Also keep in mind that right now his DODMERB is not a priority. If he is DODMERB Q until he receives an offer or gets ready to contract no one really cares about his status. Keep in mind also that if he doesn't contract in two years from the date of his physical he will have to redo his DODMERB.
     
  9. Raseo1Son

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    OK - that's just about exactly what I was thinking, but it's good to hear it from someone with far more ROTC experience! I'll get in touch with our son and find out just how far along in the process he is - thanks for the info. :thumb:
     

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