Eye issue

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  1. lytnrod

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    DS has ocular albinism and is asymptomatic (since birth), we only found about this because his little brother has it and is symptomatic. It has been his intention to attend the Naval Academy since the 1st week of the 9th grade. He is his class's (2012) Senior Class President & is in line to be class valedictorian. Standardized test scores are 34 (33 math) ACT & 2160 SAT (780 math). Letters in varsity football & baseball and a boatload of extracurriculars. He does not have perfect eyesight but it is correctable to 20/20. He attended Summer Seminar and it only reinforced his desire to become a Midshipman. Minus the congressional appointment, his application is complete. He has been medically DQ'd for ocular albinism. Based on his qual's and the fact that he has always been asymptomatic, is this a potentially waiverable issue? I have been reading the forums for a good while, but this is is my 1st post...
     
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  2. Pima

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    The stats aren't going to matter when deciding if he should be waived. It is all going to come down to the Navy to decide if this medical issue is waiverable. Think about it this way, they can't say yes to him because he has the best stats, and no to another because their stats are lower. They say yes because they are expecting him to be commissioned into the Navy. They say no because they are expecting him to be commissioned into the Navy.

    If they never waive this in the Navy, than it won't be waived. Go to the DodMerb help desk and ask there.
     
  3. lytnrod

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    Pima,

    I appreciate your response. Having actually talked to personnel at DODMERB, their response was that if the 'Academy wants him, they will get him...' (paraphrased). Has anyone had any experience ocular albinism? Again, thanks for the response.
     

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