DQ'd - pending waiver?

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  1. Annette

    Annette Member

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    My son was DQ'd and is waiting on a waiver from DoDMERB for The Naval Academy. His BGO doesn't want to interview him or do CFA until we get a waiver saying he is qualified. Is that how it usually works? I thought the whole package/app had to be in and then you were reviewed for a waiver? :confused:
     
  2. usnahopeful2014

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    Personally my BG officer has not interviewed me yet and I am waiting on a pending waiver and have not submitted my CFA, but from talking to my own BG officer he made it sound like I will still be interviewed.
     
  3. mmb5

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    I'd push back very politely on this. The deadlines are different: the BGO is part of the Academy's candidate file, and the file will usually not be considered without it. If it's not in by March 1, the application won't be considered.

    DodMERB has, I believe, until June 1 to clear (with waiver of removal of DQ).
     
  4. MullenLE

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    Here are some facts:

    1) DoDMERB doesn't grant/deny waivers. We determine if an applicant MEETS/does NOT meet medical standards.
    2) BGO interview have NO bearing on the medical status. BGO interviews are accomplished as stipulated by USNA Admissions.
    3) DoDMERB has NO deadline dates. USNA Admissions does.
    4) An applicant can be offered a Letter of Assurance or an offer of appointment...contingent upon medical clearance from DoDMERB or receiving a waiver from the USNA. USNA determines what date that must occur by.
     
  5. Annette

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    Thanks for the info Mr Mullen. I'm still a little confused. If the BGO interview and CFA are not complete then the application to The Naval Academy is not being looked at to be considered for an LOA correct? Does that mean until the application is complete they won't consider a waiver? I'm confused because BGO wants to wait until a qualified or waiver granted shows up leading me to believe that you don't need to have the CFA or BGO interview complete to be considered for a waiver. I just need to know what the next step is.
     
  6. MullenLE

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    Cut and paste your posting; provide full name and last 4 SSN; send to me at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist you better from there. I won't be able to reply tonight, but withing the next 48 hours:thumb:
     
  7. Annette

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    Thank you Mr. Mullen for forwarding my question to the right person. It was a big help.
     
  8. MullenLE

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    U R welcome. I'm glad you received the accurate information instead of obtaining opinions that are NOT based on fact:thumb:
     

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