Medical Waiver Denied for USAFA, can I maybe get approve for ROTC programs?

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  1. A1C#9

    A1C#9 Member

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    Hi.

    Please help me out.

    I just recently found out that my medical waiver was denied by USAFA Academy. I was wondering if there's any chance I can get a medical waiver from college's ROTC programs?

    Reasons for my DQ were: diplopia and macular scars
    D154.00 Diplopia
    D260.40 Waiver Denied - USAFA
    D200.00 Medical Officer Miscellaneous Disqualified - $

    Is there any chance or way that I can get approved and be granted with medical waiver if I apply with ROTC programs with these medical conditions? I really want to get commissioned, and I just don't want to give up just yet. If the services' academies are really not for me, then I will try and finish my bachelors degree in engineering through a college with an ROTC program to commission upon graduation.
     
  2. MullenLE

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    Until you apply and are offerred an ROTC scholarship, you won't know. Each waiver authority is different by training, experience, and PROGRAM requirements. So, guaranteed, you will NOT receive a waiver, if you don't apply to ROTC, but decision unknown, until you do:thumb:
     
  3. A1C#9

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    I understand that concept sir, but, I just want to be realistic here. I know that I got denied for a waiver with USAFA. Do you think USAFA waiver authorities are more stringent/strict than ROTC programs? It's just that I only have a year and a half left on my current enlistment contract. Is it worth it if I get out and apply to an ROTC program?
     
  4. MullenLE

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    It is if u want it.
    I'm not trying to be coy. But u r asking for a decision, before evaluation. That's not a fair question. If u REALLY want an answer, I'd say u will NOT receive a waiver for AFROTC:thumb:
     
  5. A1C#9

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    Sir, please don't get me wrong. I really respect you and DoDMERB. You guys are really doing a good job on what you do. You guys are helping out a lot of people here and we all appreciate that.

    I'm just trying to search for other options here. I'm well aware that I won't get any waiver unless I apply. But I am just asking around here in this forum to see if any of the current members have/had similar eye condition like mine. That was the only reason why I'm asking if it is possible for me to get a medical waiver (with my current eye condition) if I apply with AFROTC.
     
  6. MullenLE

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    Understand. My experience --- 19 years working as DODMERB and with all waiver authorities, EACH and every case stands on it's own. What one gets for on condition...interpreted by lay people..would be misleading. Totally your choice, do what U think you need to do, but "commiseration" in my experience, Korean times is counterproductive and misleading:thumb:
     

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