Having a learning disabilty and enrolling in ROTC/seeking a commission?

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  1. Kevin23

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    While I was over at the university I will be going to in the fall today, I stopped by the AROTC battalion office to find out more in terms of about what I should take military science wise for this coming semester should I enroll in AROTC. However, when we got around to the topic of being certified medically and overall competent to participate in AROTC and obtain a commission in the Army I told the officer I was speaking to that I had a learning disabilty in mathematics. She said that, that would most likely prevent me from seeking a commission in the Army.

    I was wondering if this would or not? Since in regards to the mental, and medical standards for service, a policy on learning disabilities in the realm of math really isn't stated. Especially, since it mainly effects me academically, as I really don't have issues with day to day things involving math.

    I also ask since I know of other people in the armed forces who hare the same or similar learning disabilty as me who were able to commission or enlist just fine.
     
  2. Eagle 1

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    Well, what do you mean by disability? I'm pretty bad in math unless it somehow relates to the real world, but how often does that happen in class? :rolleyes:

    If it's a disability that really affects you and how you would perform in the military, or if you're just unsure, or really since you just posted this topic asking for help anyway, I would advise contacting Larry Mullen, the Deputy Director of DoDMERB.

    His contact info is in the DoDMERB section, and if there's anyone who could answer this question for you related to how they approve/disapprove, he would be the only official person to do it.
     
  3. MullenLE

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    Kevin23 - Cut and paste your posting; prvode your full name and last 4 SSN; and send it to me in an email at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there and will reply tomorrow night if you send:thumb:
     
  4. Kevin23

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    Will do!:smile:

    Thank you,
     
  5. Kevin23

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    I mean I can do basic and math up to pre-algebra ok. However, with the advanced math especially math problems/equations/calculations with many steps I have severe difficulty with. Also, where I am going to college in the fall me and my parents are seriously thinking about applying for a math waiver due my my learning issues in the subject. Although, I'm hesitant with such a thing since I hear it may harm me should I want to go to grad school someday or apply for certain jobs.
     
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    MullenLE,

    Have you found anything regarding this?
     
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  7. Kevin23

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    Asking other members of the site from any experience, how likely do you think it is that I could get a wavier for this?
     

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