DoDMERB Waiver Qualification

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  1. RockyMountainJack

    RockyMountainJack New Member

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    Hello all! I just received my appointment to USAFA a couple of weeks ago and have a question that I am having difficulty getting answered. I thought of this forum and knew that it is a great source to go to for help.

    In January, I fractured my ulna (forearm) during a hockey game. In early February, I lacerated my achilles tendon (due to hockey, again) and had to have surgery to repair the tendon. I have spoken with both doctors regarding my USAFA appointment and they said both injuries should be healed completely, well before I report for BCT on June 27.

    On my USAFA app I received the notice that I am medically disqualified and that USAFA is requesting a waiver on my behalf.

    How long will it take to receive my waiver? Do you think that I will receive a waiver and be able to report for BCT? I will be healed well before BCT and in good physical condition. I have already called my admissions counselor and she referred me to the cadet clinic at USAFA. I will call them tomorrow. Is there anything else I can do in order to ensure my appointment? Who do I actually receive the waiver from, USAFA or DoDMERB?

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate all of the help.
     
  2. Blackbird

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    RMJ, first congrats on your appointment. Second, no one here can tell you if your will receive a waiver. The only part of your question I can answer with any certainty is that the waiver will come from USAFA. I suspect that is why your admissions counselor has referred you to the cadet clinic. So followup with them and stay on it following whatever direction you are given until you either receive the waiver or are denied with no further recourse. If you are a recruited athlete direct your questions/concerns to your coach. And lastly, don't post the same question in multiple areas on the forum. People will read your question and respond, double posts are just annoying and counter productive.
     
  3. RockyMountainJack

    RockyMountainJack New Member

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    Thank you so much. I really appreciate all of the help. Both doctors have cleared me for full recovery by June 1.
     

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