Information on Medical Waiver for SA Grad to Commission in National Guard

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  1. Classof83

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    Does anyone have information, or the link to a website which contains information, on obtaining a medical waiver to commission in a state National Guard or the reserves (any branch).

    Not wanting to get too specific, but a recent academy graduate who was a recruited athlete received a waiver for a medical issue in order to attend SA. After completing the four years of the academy, including competing successfully at the D1 level, and completing several very demanding military schools during the course of the four years, was not commissioned given the issue for which was originally given the medical waiver. There was no deterioration of the condition during the 4 years at the academy. Specific links to websites (beyond the basic websites listing commissioning standards) would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jcc123

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    I don't think you'll get many responses, given the vague nature of your question. I suggest your friend contact the Guard in the state in which he is living and proceed from there.
     
  3. Classof83

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    Thanks. Give it a couple of days and we'll see if anyone has a suggestion.

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  4. kp2001

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    The Reserves have the same commissioning requirements as the Active Duty Force. I would assume the Guard has the same as well.

    You will not find a list of waiver able conditions that is exhaustive nor anywhere complete. Any medical waivers for commissioning would be reviewed by the particular Services medical designee for that particular specialty. For the Guard it would likely be reviewed at the State level, but I'm definitely not certain on that part.

    If a particular Service wants someone for a particular reason almost anything is waiverable for Commissioning; however, this is usually seen in the Staff Corps type jobs where say a heart surgeon all the sudden decides they want to join.

    I would say that in today's world of force reductions the fact that your friend was passed over for commissioning after a significant amount of money was already invested does not bode well for future service.

    You'll never know if you don't apply so figure out where he wants to serve and apply. They won't give you an answer without an application.

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    Based on the description, your friend should have gotten a DD214. Have your friend check the REENTRY code. If the code is RE4, he is out luck. If the REENTRY code is RE3, it requires a waiver. I suspect if your friend's medical condition is waiverable, the REENTRY code will be RE3.
     
  6. Classof83

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    Thanks. I'll pass those suggestions along.

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