Marine PLC Waiver

Discussion in 'OTS/OCS/PLC' started by jakewyatt, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. jakewyatt

    jakewyatt New Member

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    I know this should be posted in the DoDMERB section, but since I would go to MEPS instead, I believe it was appropriate to post in this discussion. I'm a freshman in college right now and I'm very interested in applying to the Marine's PLC program for a commission. I'm not sure if I would pass the physical though. I had a hernia repair when I was less than a year old which caused my left lung to collapse. I received surgery and never had breathing problems or any difficulties from the complication. I've played sports my entire life. I can pass a pulmonary function test. Three years ago while playing basketball I tore my left labrum which required rotator cuff surgery. My shoulder never actually dislocated and after completing therapy I have regained full mobility and never had any problems with it. Would these two surgeries disqualify me at MEPS? Would I have to provide all my medical records or just the ones pertaining to the surgery? If the marines don't waive these surgeries will I be able to try another service?
     
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    Talk to the OSO who will handle your paperwork. My guess is you will be fine, but they might want to look at your paperwork.
     
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    Thank you gentlemen and will do!! I only ask because many people (including current marines) have been giving very mixed answers for the shoulder surgery but most have said I'd be fine regarding the hernia repair. I have not yet made contact with an OSO but only a marine recruiter.
     
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    For PLC you need to talk to an OSO. Don't let the recruiter steer you to enlisting without talking to an OSOz
     
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