Multiple Waivers?

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  1. hopeful2020

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    Hello all! I'm looking to apply to USMA for the class of 2020. I have a question concerning medical waivers. Is it possible to receive multiple medical waivers? I believe that there are several things in my medical history that would get me an immediate DQ although they are no longer relevant/symptomatic. For example, I had a concussion in seventh grade that caused me to miss a majority of that school year and some of my 8th grade year (I'm not entirely sure this is a DQ, but from what I've read it seems as if it is?). Stemming from that I had a small bought of depression (it was never diagnosed but I went to a sort of counseling for it). I was also prescribed an inhaler a few years ago but I was never actually tested for asthma. I have since been cleared from my concussion for some time now and am symptom free, I have not felt any "depression" since 8th grade and I do not experience asthma like symptoms. I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has experience with needing multiple medical waivers and how it turned out for them.
    All answer are greatly appreciated!




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  2. Pima

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    The form states anything after the age of thirteen must be reported.

    The concussion is going to be an issue because you missed a full year of school after the age of 13.

    The asthma aspect will also be an issue because again it was diagnosed after the age of 13.

    You should realize there are levels, you may not get a DQ, but a remedial. A remedial is when they request more medical paperwork from your specialist or family doctor. From there they will either qualify you or disqualify you.

    There are people that do get multiple DQs, but if I were you, the one I would be concerned about is the concussion. This obviously was very serious for you to miss a year of school. Are you involved in any sports currently? Are you allowed to play contact sports?

    The reason waivers are not granted many times because this is not just about you, but it is how your physical conditions will impact the others you serve with and the mission.

    DoDMERB only Qs or DQs. It is the commissioning source that will decide to waive the DQs, in your case USMA.

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  3. hopeful2020

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    Thank you for the great information. I am allowed to play contact sports however I only play softball. I am completely cleared from all aspects of it. All throughout the year I missed I continued with my schoolwork but my grades never slipped. It in no way impacts my abilities mentally or physically.


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