Medical Question for CLC (AROTC)

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  1. gtb002

    gtb002 New Member

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    I am a contacted AROTC cadet, attending CLC (summer training) in about a month. I am on path to becoming a Distinguished Military Graduate, etc. but have a question about the physical at CLC:

    I have some acne on my back, which has never interfered with training in the past. I have never had an issue at any FTX or during any ruck march. However, if we receive a physical at camp and some physician flags me for it, could I become medically disqualified and sent home? I used to take medicine for acne in high school but no longer take it. I don't think its that bad and don't foresee it being an issue in the field.

    Any input is appreciated.

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  2. cajuncarrier

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    Sorry, can't answer your question, but what is a Distinguished Military Graduate? Clearly something with honors. But what are the qualifications?
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    So, when you mentioned it on your original DODMERB were there any remedials or did it require a waiver. If you didn't mention it on your original DODMERB then you may be looking at "failure to disclose". If it is a medical condition that occured after your original DODMERB then you should have mentioned it on your your camp medical screening paperwork that you should have done recently. Anything they find during your physical that hasn't been documented previously is going to raise a red flag.
     
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    No remedial actions were taken and it did not require a waiver. I filled out the camp medical screening paperwork and I didn't really think about this being an issue until now (because it's never caused me any problems).

    What would you recommend as my best course of action?
     
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    A DMG is a cadet that falls within the top 20% of the nation's order of merit.
     
  6. cajuncarrier

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    thanks
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    This is something you should probably be discussing with your cadre.

    You still didn't say whether you mentioned acne or the fact you were treated on your initial DODMERB or on your camp medical screening. If you were one of my Cadets, after we had a serious discussion about failure to disclose I'd ask you if your Acne is currently an issue or if it may be one in the future. I'd probably recommend that you be prepared to explain that you neglected to report it because you didn't think it was an issue (If that is indeed the truth).

    You say you don't think it's that bad and don't foresee it being an issue in the field, but I'm guessing you aren't a doctor and probably don't have a ton of experience wearing body armor in a hot, humid climate with limited hygiene opportunities. Hopefully the doc at CLC doesn't flag you and hopefully it doesn't get worse or become an issue. If it does then you may be subject to a medical determination and could be medically disqualified. If it's a mild case and you are not currently being treated for it then you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

    I don't think there is much you can do at this point other then show up and hope for the best.
     

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