Larry Mullen - Still take questions?

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  1. soccmomer

    soccmomer Member

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    Does Larry Mullen still answer questions by email about potential medical disqualifications? I found a post from a few years ago with an email address, and was wondering if it is current.
    Would he be the one to ask about a current contracted AROTC cadet or is there someone else that I can PM?
     
  2. sheriff3

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    I'm not sure Larry is still around, you can try to use his old contact and see what happens. The folks at DODMERB are exceptional helpful.
     
  3. informe

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    Yes he is still at Dodmerb and he is as helpful as ever. Write to him, he will respond back to you very quickly, amazing guy. Good Luck.
     
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    For a current contracted cadet, the first POC should be the cadre at the battalion. The medical status of already contracted cadets goes through different channels than for the initial DoDMERB exam, so everything should go through them (including any dr's letters, exam results, etc.). They are also the cadet's best advocates, as they want to commission cadets. This is what I've learned through getting injured (broken wrist) and being put on MRS (Medical Recheck Status, not sure if it's the same for AROTC).
     
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    OK thanks everyone. So do you think Larry could answer a what-if scenario ?
     
  7. informe

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    No he will not answer a what if scenario. But will help guide you if you are having a problem or question. He prefers communications come from the candidate and not the parent.. FYI.. advance warning :).
    Good Luck.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    If you want to explore what-if scenarios, you can possibly consult with Dr./CAPT. Glenn Merchant who is a retired Director of DoDMERB. He is a former Marine Aviator and Naval Flight Surgeon as well.
    He now does consulting and can be reached at this website:

    http://www.dodmerbconsultants.com/
     
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  9. soccmomer

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    OK great. DS will also contact battalion as soon as he is someplace he can access email. That is why I am trying to find some info out. Also so we know what documentation he needs to collect. Long story. School is on break, not sure about battalion.
     
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    It was my understanding he no longer participates here so best to email him directly if you have a question.
     
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  11. soccmomer

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    So, for clarification: current cadet informs PMS that he had a medical issue that he saw the Dr for. The PMS then decides if it needs to be reported to the medical review board? If the PMS decides it does NOT need to be reported, can it come back to haunt the cadet at commissioning physical time if DoDMERB decides it is an issue?
     
  12. afrotc16

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    I don't know how it works for Army but I think it's probably close (if not the same) as AF. My experience was that my commander can give up to 30 days 'Commander's MRS' (PT exemption, etc.) without going through DoDMERB. If it's a larger issue or lasts for more than that it must be reported.

    When it came time for my commissioning physical, I had to complete an updated 'Report of Medical History' form, but nothing came back to bite me. I think it would be unlikely to come back to haunt the cadet if it has been reported and taken care of, either at the detachment/battalion level or at the DoDMERB level, and if the issue has been resolved.
     
  13. soccmomer

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    He did email his PMS today to tell him what happened and that he has a follow-up in 2 weeks, and the response was just "Keep us updated". DS is off-campus this semester.
     
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    He responded to an email from me within 2 hours just a week or so ago!
     
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    Just an update: we did get some suggestions from a few other sources as to the best way to proceed. Did find out that for current AROTC cadets (who have not commissioned), when looking at the Medical Standards (AR40-501), it is the chapter 2 standards you need to look at. Chapter 3 is for those currently enlisted.
     

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