Just a Question

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Strength and Honor, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Strength and Honor

    Strength and Honor Member

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    Say someone won an ROTC scholarship, but DODMERB determined that they were not medically fit to serve.

    Could that person go and try to enlist in another branch, possibly getting a waiver? How long does the DODMERB "ruling" last? I've heard two years, but that means the person could keep coming back every two years in the hopes of getting a waiver right?
     
  2. sheriff3

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    DoDMERB is the medical authority for assencion to ROTC and SA's. They have no input into enlistment standards. If you are considering enlisting then MEPS will be the medical authority. You are correct in the that the SA's or branches each control their own waivers (except I believe USCGA uses USNA or NROTC guidelines). DoDMERB exam is good for 2 years then must be retaken. As has been stated here numerous times you will have 2 DoDMERB exams, first one prior to contracting and the second prior to commisioning. Also in the current and forseeable budget enviorment waivers are likely to become more difficult to come by. If you are interested in SA or ROTC then apply, and see what if anything gets flagged. Best of luck.:thumb:
     
  3. Strength and Honor

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    I was just wondering, if anything WAS flagged, enlistment would be a serious option. Thanks!
     

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