Is it possible to file another medical waiver?

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  1. kgbartolome93

    kgbartolome93 New Member

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    I just finished my first semester with my university's AROTC program successfully except for one problem, I'm not medically qualified according to cadet command. I'm an MS1 trying to contract. Initially, my DODMERB(which I had originally submitted all the way back in August) was disapproved because of my astigmatism and because I have thin retinas. I talked with the PMS at my detachment and he eventually helped me fill out a waiver, which he told me that I should be easily approved. By the time I started the waiver I had been actively participating in the AROTC program for well over 2 months already with no issue. I stated on the waiver that my sight was never a problem and was easily correctable with glasses and that my thin retinas were not a serious condition according to my ophthalmologist. He even stated that many people have this condition and does not need any treatment whatsoever. I submitted the waiver and recently found out a few days ago that my medical waiver was not approved by cadet command. Now I'm faced with the possible reality that I won't be able to continue in the program or serve in the Army for that matter. Overall, I am extremely frustrated. My experience with the AROTC has been hard but very rewarding and I was so mentally set on serving in the Army . For those who have experience with the waiver process, is it possible to file another waiver if my initial waiver was denied? I believe that whoever denied my waiver did not fully comprehend how subtle and insignificant my thin retina condition was. I can easily get my ophthalmologist to write a statement as well as the cadre to attest that this condition has not hindered my ability as a cadet, even during more intense physical activities such as FTX and water training. I appreciate any insightful advice. Thanks.
     
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    rhl3633 New Member

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    Yup totally possible for your cadre to keep submitting a waiver. I forgot what the term is called. My waiver was submitted and resubmitted I believe 4 or 5 times before it was finally approved. But, each waiver had different and new information, backing up that I was qualified.
     

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