Medical Qualification

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  1. ktln122

    ktln122 New Member

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    Hey everyone,
    This is my first time posting, so bear with me.

    When going through the DODMERB portion of the application, if you are UNDER the minimum weight requirement for your height, are you medically disqualified? If so, is that something they waive?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It's my understanding that DODMERB does not DQ for height/weight issues. Rather, the information is sent to USNA, which makes the decision on "waiver."

    It's not unheard of for some mids not to meet the height and/or weight standards. In my day, my squad leader was "overweight." However, he had 7% body fat -- the extra weight was all muscle. Unless things have changed, if you're in a situation like that and can pass the PRT, you're ok.

    Obviously, if the height/weight issue is due to an underlying medical issue (e.g., anorexia, thyroid condition, etc.), that condition itself would likely be disqualifying.
     

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