DoDMERB - Medical Application

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  1. smcgeehan92

    smcgeehan92 New Member

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    I am a Cadet in a four year ROTC program. I have not been offered a scholarship or a contract as of yet, but I do not believe either will come unless I get processed through DoDMERB. At this point I am waiting to hear back on a Waiver Application. It has only been a week or so since the DoDMERB site set my status to Waiver pending for review but non-the-less I am anxious to hear a reply.

    The reason I was denied was due to a lung collapse I had in my freshman year of high school (2007). Since then I have applied to the Army National Guard, Reserves, and the United States Marine Corp and been rejected by MEP's at each one, which is why I am so anxious. I since that time I have had no lung collapses or had any other serious injuries or illnesses before or since that event. I've been a runner since the 7th grade (2005), I lift weights, and actively participate in my ROTC program, with no inabilities in any of the events or qualifications. On my last APFT I scored a 247 with a 14:30min 2 mile time and it is only improving further.

    So in a sense my questions are how long do waiver applications usually take and will this one event that happened nearly five years ago now really disqualify me from serving my country?
     
  2. Bop28

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    My son is waiting to hear from the waiver review board also. He received the letter at the end of February and was told it could take much longer to find out something. He wants to enroll in AROTC this fall, but doesn't want to begin the program if he's denied in the end. By the way, he was DQ'd because of a surgery he had at age 4...no symptoms or medical visits needed since then....
     

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