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  1. Gabe518

    Gabe518 New Member

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    I just realized I'm "toast" either way. I just looked this up and i cant join because I have a allergy to tree-nuts which is automatic dq. How the heck does that work? I can't join the military becouse of some allergy that I was born with. Another thing that upsets me is that only 30% of people that attend VMI or the Citadel or Norwich join the military why go there if ur not gonna join and take spots away from guys that are gonna serve there country proudly like me but I can't fulfill my dream because of a stupid allergy? I will try to get a waiver
     
  2. Padre101

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    Regarding a food allergy, it is unfair, but unfortunately it is reality. A food allergy is a life or death situation. If you go into anaphylactic shock in the middle of a battlefield or on a plane or ship in the middle of nowhere, you risk your life and the lives of those around you. You can find other ways to serve our nation and community other than through the military.

    Also, if you read this forum, you will learn that you can get a waiver depending on the severity of your allergy. Depending on the results of your bloodtest and/or if you can pass a food challenge, you might be able to get a waiver despite an initial DQ. Don't be discouraged and never quit.
     
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  3. Jcc123

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    Dude. Seriously. Punctuation is your friend.
     
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  4. truenorth

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    I suggest you consider your grammar and writing style, and then reflect on the reason for a higher admission criteria for verbal SAT scores by the academies.
     
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  5. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    +1 -Agree with Jcc123, and truenorth
    Get used to the idea that you make an impression with ALL of your communications....both positive AND negative. Building good communication habits will serve you well regardless if you succeed to join the military or not.
     
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  6. Gabe518

    Gabe518 New Member

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    **REMOVED**
     
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  7. Wishful

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    Since you say can't join, why are you looking for help?
     
  8. Gabe518

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    I was looking for help on a possible waiver. I got my answer so I thought this thread would be over
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    So, if you can't join and you're not trying to get in... Exactly what help are you looking for (as this is a forum for help)?
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I cross-posted. Saw the answer, so ignore my last question.
     
  11. NavyHoops

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    Gabe, a few items. Sure, continue to get angry at the forum, it won't help, but make you look bad. There are two differences here at play. DoDMERB is for military commissioning standards for medical. If you take the time to read the forum you will read that many folks with allergies do serve in the military. It will DQ you and you would need a waiver, but lots of folks get waivers. Some allergies are waiverable and others are not. Take the time to read DoDMERB standards to understand this. As you mentioned plenty of folks attend SMCs who do not join the military. Can't speak to why people attend these schools and don't want to commission, but they aren't breaking any rules. The medical standards of these schools are set by them. Padre mentioned in post 2 what I am saying, some things are waiverable, some are not. You will never know unless you try. So let me ask you this... what if you do get a waiver is this the impression you want to give to others?
     
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  12. Padre101

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    Ok, everyone. Let's just take it easy. No need to get hostile.
     
  13. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    +1 Hoops.
     
  14. Gabe518

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    If I get a waiver I'm going to serve in the army as long as I can. That's the only impression I will give, but if I don't get a waiver I'm gonna try the air force than the navy and then the coastguard and if all else fails. I will become a civil engineer and build up our infrastructure that will be my way of serving the US if I can't join her armed forces.
     
  15. Padre101

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    That's a plan!

    Let's all try to be positive.

    There's enough anger and hostility in this Country right now.
     
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  16. theboo

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    the commissioning % for VMI and The Citadel is more like 35-45 depending on the year; like many hoss don't understand that the SMCs do not exist just to produce officers for the military, they produce well trained graduates who are prepared to be successful in any walk of life. You will find that both schools have graduates who are doctors, lawyers, corporate CEOs, law enforcement officials and various public servants. And no, they aren't taking slots away from those more deserving they should actually be getting far more commissioning slots than they do.
     
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    OP, go to the DoDMERB thread and search for allergy waivers. Tons of info. Look up my posts for our experience. Good luck .
     

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