Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by DougBetsy, Oct 12, 2009.
Is there a centralized list of reasons DoDMERB has DQ'd an applicant?
I THINK that it may be this. I did a little research way back when, and I found this. This is a comprehensive guide of medical standards for military service. It lists every condition that you could be disqualified for, and various other procedures.
DoDMERB disqualifies and applicant after looking (diligently and comprehensively) through medical records submitted for the exam, and any info pertaining to remedials. If there is something that is close to the guidelines, and there is no evidence to prove that the conditions are nonexistant, and cause no problems, than that applicant is disqualified, and needs either a remedial or waiver.
That is my knowledge, in a nutshell. However, and I should have said this before flapping my gums your BEST BET IS TO CONTACT MR. MULLEN.
You will find his e-mail in the sticky at the top of the thread, or anywhere in many of the other DoDMERB threads.
Here is his e-mail address
If you have been Dqed, that means you have been through, and he knows has your case. Send him the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
If he can't help, no one can, he is THAT good!
Larry is the expert, but a DQ from DODMERB is only the first step. As I understand it, in some cases, DODMERB must disqualify you based on certain conditions, history, etc. However, you can then apply for a waiver of that DQ. Whether you get a waiver depends in part on your particular situation and in part on the service/program for which you are applying.
Thus, the fact something is on the DQ list isn't determinative -- other than it means you'll probably have to gather some records and paperwork for DODMERB and the waiver authorities.
Other than the above, I defer to Larry Mullen. If you have a specific question about your situation, email him.
Here is the link:
While codes and standards exist....DoDMERB evaluates and determines if an applicant MEETS/does NOT meet standards. If an applicant does NOT meet standards for an Academy, they may be considered automatically for a medical waiver "if" they are competitive for an offer of appointment (Admissions determines that aspect of the applicant's application) and for ROTC, if they are offered a scholarship.
The accuracy of diagnosis, frequency, severity, etc. are all considerations before an applicant determination is finalized. As the Director is prone to say "You don't have asthma until, I say you have asthma."
So that list should be used with maximum degree of caution...
The only correction I'd make to this is that dodmerb does not look at you records an disqualify you only if the condition still exists. If they even see it they will auto-dq you and you need to collect documentation to prove that the condition(s) no longer exist/ no longer affect you.
This bears repeating.
Further advice from a Mom who has btdt -
If your child is facing a DQ:
1. Do NOT panic.
2. Go through the process and see what the result is from DoDMERB and then chase any remedials, dq's etc.
3. Advise your child NOT to discuss their medical history with any one from ROTC, Admissions or thier MOC nomination board.
Thanks to the others for their tremendous support and assistance. I am the only one officially authorized to speak for DoDMERB. therefore, emailing me get's you the accurate information for your situation
Thanks, everyone. I'll go read the standards in a minute.
My kid hasn't been DQ'd. Heck, we don't even know if he'll get a scholarship. But, looking ahead to the next step got me wondering what the potential pitfalls might be.
Correction Much appreciated!
DougBetsy - I will be working tonight; Fri night, and Sat night.
"If" you've sent your posting to me already, I will answer very late tonight. If you have, make sure you've included applicant's full name and last 4 of SSN. Send to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist you better from there. If you haven't sent this, pls send.
Thank you, Mr. Mullen. At this point, I don't need to contact you.
Son has applied for ROTC and we think the November boards will be his first chance for scholarship review. So, his physical exam is still months away.
Here's hopin' he's DodMERB-qualified on the first try.
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