Medically DQed

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  1. Daddy_12

    Daddy_12 Member

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    So I was disqualified due to "History of head injury with associated post injury manifestations" and "Asthma/reactive airway disease/exercise induced bronchospasm after age 13". Is there anyway either of these could be waived? I haven't had a problem with my asthma for quite a few years. I had a concussion too but I have fully recovered. I am confused, is there any way I can overturn these?
     
  2. MemberLG

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    Waiver request are generated and granted by respective service academy, not by individual or DoDMERB. I believe incorrect diagnosis can be addressed directly with DoDMERB.

    Not sure about Navy, but for West Point for competitive candidates medical DQ is considered for a waiver and based on the competitiveness waiver is requested.
     
  3. 2018midmom

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    Also maybe contact a DODMERB consultant. Look on that board there is usually contact info posted.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Waivers are granted/denied by the individual SA, not by DODMERB. Typically, USNA does not consider waivers until Admissions decides that an appointment offer is likely -- the reason is resources (i.e., no need to spend time/energy on a waiver determination if the candidate isn't going to be offered an appointment).

    Based on what BGOs have been told, asthma after age 13, even if controlled by medication, is very unlikely to be waived by USNA. If you believe the diagnosis is incorrect, and can prove that you do not have "adult" asthma, your chances obviously improve greatly.

    Can't speak to history of concussion other than to say that each person's medical situation differs, so what happened to others is not relevant to your situation.

    I would start with DODMERB -- is there additional information that might influence their determination.
     
  5. Daddy_12

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    I cannot think of anything else, I am thinking about having my physician evaluate me and decide whether I am fit or not. I have not had asthma in years and I have fully recovered from my concussion. I don't know if that is the best decision to make but I can't think of anything else to do.
     
  6. goldtrim3

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    Stay encouraged and keep trying. A young man from our high school received a waiver for a previous concussion and my son got a waiver for asthma (which he did not have). For the asthma, he had to take several tests which proved that he did NOT have asthma/reactive airway disease. It takes a while to schedule tests and get results in. Be persistent if this is what you really want.
     

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