DQ from USAFA, injury in the last 6 months

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  1. AndrewRobins

    AndrewRobins AFROTC 4 Year Type 2 Scholarship Winner

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    I received a medical disqualification from the Air Force Academy today. On the DoDMERB, it said that the disqualification was given because of an injury in the last 6 months. I contacted my ALO and asked him what I should do and I am awaiting his response. The injury was a right knee subluction, however it is completely healed with no remaining problems. I am wondering what is the likelihood of receiving a waiver from the academy for something like this? Thanks - Andrew
     
  2. Falcon A

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    I don't understand your wording. DoDMERB DQs, the SA decides on waiver.

    Did USAFA already put you forward for the waiver and the waiver has been denied by USAFA?
     
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    AndrewRobins AFROTC 4 Year Type 2 Scholarship Winner

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    I don't think that the Academy has started a waiver yet. The DoDMERB website said that they disqualified me on 2/18/16, only 3 days ago. I have already been deemed competitive by the academy and have a nomination. I have been doing some research and I think that the Academy will consider me for a waiver without me asking, but I am not sure.
     
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    OK -- got it. Yep, a DoDMERB DQ. USAFA admissions will decide whether to initiate a medial waiver review. I would give it a week since this just happened. It may just take care of itself. If after a week or so you don't hear something via either portal or via email, there is no harm with you respectfully calling your admissions POC and asking if they plan to put you forward for a medial waiver. If they say "Yes" -- thank them and then sit tight. If they say "No" -- ask them what you can do to improve your record so they will put you forward. I am not a doctor and I have no experience with your actual injury/recovery. Best wishes and best of luck.
     
  5. AndrewRobins

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    Thank you
     

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