I need help

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  1. sbriggs14

    sbriggs14 New Member

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    Hi, i am very interested in getting the ROTC four year scholarship, but the only problem is that a DQ is having a history of pneumonia. I have had it more than one time. Is that a problem?
     
  2. EDelahanty

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    It may or may not be a problem for AROTC, depending on whether your condition has been cured. Here's the relevant passage from the Army Medical Standards for enlistment, appointment and induction:

    2–23. Lungs, chest wall, pleura, and mediastinum...

    c. Current or history of acute infectious processes of the lung, including but not limited to viral pneumonia (480),
    pneumococcal pneumonia (481), bacterial pneumonia (482), pneumonia other specified (483), pneumonia infectious
    disease classified elsewhere (484), bronchopneumonia organism unspecified (485), pneumonia organism unspecified
    (486), do not meet the standard until cured. [my emphasis]
     
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    sbriggs14 New Member

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    If I got diagnosed with asthma when I was 8 but haven't had a serious asthma attack since then, am I still eligible?
     
  4. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    Define "serious"

    The cut-off is age 13. As long as you haven't experienced an asthma related respiratory event, you're qualified in regards to asthma.
     
  5. EDelahanty

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    MabryPsyD's statement about asthma is correct. Are you saying that you have had both pneumonia and asthma?

    By the way, you may be asked for further documentation about the asthma and/or be required to take a breathing stress test. You may want to contact the DODMERB help desk to find out if they recommend getting a statement from your doctor/pediatrician attesting that you have been asthma-free since age 8.
     

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