medically disqualified

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  1. fastmatt

    fastmatt New Member

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    I applied for the US navy in March, and filed all my paperwork by september.

    On 24 Sept 2009, I received notification that I was medically disqualified due to asthma

    I was born with asthma, but I outgrew it by the time I was 13. medical records showed I was prescribed inhaler in 2005/2006, but those were only refills through kaiser. I can run 4 miles a day and have no asthma symptoms whatsoever

    what can I do to petition this? I want to be able to prove that I have no symptoms, and I can perform the minimum exercise duties. I think all branches should perform exercise tests on those with asthma, to see if they can keep up.
    I'm really serious about joining the navy
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Send an email to Larry Mullen, Deputy Director of DODMERB, using the email address in the sticky at the top of this page. Include your full name and the last 4 digits of your SSN, so he can verify if you're legit. He will be able to help you.

    Trust me, no one else on this board can give you anything other than a personal opinion, which is worth zilch. What worked for person A may or may not work for you. The fact that person B did or didn't obtain a waiver has absolultely nothing to do with whether you will.

    Larry can and will help you navigate the process. Email him!:smile:
     
  3. fastmatt

    fastmatt New Member

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    thanks. just sent an e-mail
     
  4. LTCDRILLTEAM09

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    Smart move to email Mr. Mullen! :thumb:

    I believe, if worst comes to worst, that if you are not immediately cleared, I think there is some sort of test that you can use to prove your asthma doesn't affect you....at least I think I heard of something, may be expensive though.
    Good Luck:thumb:
     
  5. MCUSNA

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    Methylcoline Challenge Test - I took it to prove I do not have asthma. It is a definitive test. Ask your doctor to refer you to a pulmonary specialist and you can take the test. It is simple, inexpensive and worth doing.
     
  6. MullenLE

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    I was traveling all day yesterday. I think you sent me an email already. I will reply shortly:thumb:
     
  7. shellz

    shellz Parent

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    Hardly an inexpensive test at almost two thousand dollars! But, if DoDMERB sends you for the test, it's paid for, so cost shouldn't be prohibitive. :smile:
     
  8. MullenLE

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    faastmatt - Pls cut and paste your posting from below and resend your email. Tell me if you are talking about the Naval Academy, NROTC, or enlisting. I received a similar email, but I'm not sure it was from you and I think we're talking about enlistment:thumb:
     

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