LOA and Nomination in hand. Need waiver?

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  1. bowhunter

    bowhunter Member

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    Will the USNA give us our day in court??? I am new to the military and am inquiring for my Son. His DQ's are really non-existent conditions. We need to verbally explain. Who can I talk to at Navel Academy? Will they contact us? Impossible for them to get the picture by looking at some notes on a medical file from age 10. Because he has and early LOA, will USNA be willing to listen??? Son is worried he won't be in the class of 2017 and he is as physical and healty of a man you will find-Varsity football and wrestling captain.
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    (1) I would first try and talk to DODMERB and see what they say. (If not already done so)
    (2) Then call USNA Admissions and you can ask for the medical assistant to Admissions.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It's unclear to me where you are in the process. Have you received a DQ from DODMERB or only expect one? If they have not DQ'ed, I'd start with them. They have an 800# that is reported to be very helpful.

    If they have DQ'ed, then it is up to USNA to grant a waiver. The fact your son has an LOA makes it more likely they will than if he did not have one. That said, it really depends on the specifics of the medical issues themselves -- no one here can help you in that regard b/c every case is unique.

    If you are at the waiver stage, follow the suggestion above to contact USNA admissions and speak to the medical folks there re your son's status. Or, better yet, have him do it.
     
  4. bowhunter

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    I was informed by USNA that the waiver process has started and that a doctor will review his medical records to see if they will waiver. Then my son will be notified in writing. My problem is that some info in my sons medical records is very vague and needs explanation. I need to talk to somebody who is actually going to make a determination! How do I come in contact with a doctor who is actually reviewing???
     
  5. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    I was in this situation last year. Likelihood of a waiver depends on the medical condition.

    Call DoDMERB. Or they may call you. There may be remedial exams involved. Provide any information that you think they could find useful.

    Be patient. My waiver took several months. Towards the end, I was calling on a daily basis to inquire about my waiver. Eventually, the lady on the other end personally found my file in the stack, and placed it on the reviewing physician's desk to be reviewed as soon as possible. Not saying you should be completely annoying, but persistence and perseverance are going to be necessary for this process.
     

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