Medical Turnback

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  1. usafa3019

    usafa3019 New Member

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    I'm currently a doolie at USAFA in the class of 2019 and I have to get medically turned back. I passed BCT and was there for A-Day parade and everything. What happens if I come back next year? Will I still be in my same squad as before?
     
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    Also does anyone know if Freshmen are allowed to take a single semester administrative turnback?
     
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    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    It would be easier to talk to the permanent party at the Academy about this. Many situations are different and they can give you more reliable information.
     
  4. NavyHoops

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    Can't speak to USAFA, but at Navy each case was unique. I know of probably 6 or so turn-backs during my time. Most were longer issues to deal with like cancer and they took a full year. Some even took classes at their local community college to keep classroom sharp and not lose anything while out. For those who took a whole year, especially during doolie/plebe year, when they came back they went to a new company. The one Mid I know who took only one semester had created a schedule that allowed him to pick up second semester and took 2 blocks of summer school. They then had to pick up an extra class over a few semesters and I think they took one more block of summer school another summer. They did this because they wanted to graduate with their class, but they had to work really hard, gave up some leave and were dedicated. You really need to sit down and ask alot of questions of your chain of command, admissions, academic adviser, and anyone involved in you leaving and coming back.
     
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    For the Mid who took off only one semester, he wasn't a doolie/plebe was he? The problem for me is my medical condition only requires like a 3 month recovery and technically it's an administrative turnback for medical reasons so i'm not being forced to leave necessarily, but i'm being highly recommended by my doctors to take a turnback. That being said, i don't want to waste 9 months for a condition that only requires 3 to recover and I don't want to shuffle squadrons and be a part of a different class. Do you think they'd consider doing a semester turnback for something like this?
     
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    Don't know USAFA like I do Navy. Ask questions, tell them what you want, be clear what is feasible. Sit down and talk to your upperclass. Tell them that you need their help in asking questions you might not be seeing. You are still new to USAFA and they will know different questions you don't even think to ask. This is their job as a leader and a good leader will stand next to you and make sure you are 100% clear what is going on and help you to get all the facts. And yes they were a 4/C who did this. It was actually easier as a Plebe to do this as USNA has a double summer school just for Chem/Calc. I don't know how USAFA works well enough to guess this.
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
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    My daughter had a squadmate during her doolie year leave after Spring Break. Since he had gone through Recognition but didn't finish his second semester as a doolie, he came back after Christmas the following year as a recognized freshman.

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  9. nolifepilot

    nolifepilot USAFA Cadet

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    Talk to someone at USAFA (admissions counselor?) about this. People will only be able to speculate and give you stories of what happened to other people, but the only way you'll know for certain is to get the word from an Academy official. Best of luck to you!
     
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