No request for additional info

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  1. rrjensen

    rrjensen Member

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    I received my DQ on March 5 2013 for a shoulder dislocation. I dislocated my shoulder in December of 2010 and had surgery that month, with 3 months of physical therapy proceeding that. Since my DQ there has been no update to my status or any request for additional paperwork.

    I know the process can take quite awhile, but is it common for no request this late in the game to happen either? I'm already enrolled in college for the fall and I move in August 22nd.
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    I would say that no, it is not common. It may just be that you are simply DQed and no waiver will be sought. It could also be that it's just taking that long with sequester etc. You should contact the cadre at your unit to see what the story is.
     
  3. sheriff3

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    What does your DoDMERB screen show? I would contact the DoDMERB help desk ASAP. Also contact the branch of service you applied to to see if they have any ideas. Since you are less than 30 days from starting school time critical. Best of luck.
     
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    I would add that if you would not be attending this particular college without a scholarship I'd be working night and day to get this resolved. If you are DQ'ed you may decide to cut your losses.
     
  5. rrjensen

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    My DODMERB status is: Pending Waiver Submission/Review

    I have contacted the dodmerb, but it over a slightly different matter. Here's the email I sent them awhile back:

    Hi, this is Ryan Reid Jensen (SSN ****). I graduated from high school in May
    2013. I was awarded a 4-year high school Army ROTC scholarship to the
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln earlier this year. In early March I was
    disqualified for my history of a shoulder dislocation (D225.00).

    Also in March, a man identifying himself as Sgt. Johnson called my house
    asking that I call him back to talk about my "process". I wasn't sure what
    he was talking about and I wondered if he was a recruiter that got a hold of
    my information. I called him a few times and left a message or two, but I
    was unable to get a hold of him. I gave up trying to contact him and didn't
    think anything of it. Recently I realized that he may have been someone
    wanting me to send in extra information concerning my shoulder, including
    surgery information, physical therapy records or an update on my shoulder's
    current state for my waiver consideration.

    I just wanted to know if there was any request for me to send information
    regarding my injury history or if there's anything I can do to help with the
    whole waiver process. I'm very excited to join UNL's Army ROTC program in
    the Fall, regardless of what happens!

    Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

    Respectfully,
    Ryan Jensen

    The reply simply stated that the contact was not from their office.

    I'm going to email the scholarship officer at UNL and Cadet Command to see if I can get any more information. Thanks guys!
     
  6. rrjensen

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    Also, in mid-June I received a certificate saying I was conditionally awarded the scholarship. It was electronically signed by an officer from Cadet Command on June 17. This was different than the scholarship packet I received in late winter. Do you think this was just a follow up certificate and didn't indicate anything different following my physical?

    Thanks for all the words of wisdom and advice everyone, I really appreciate it.
     
  7. sheriff3

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    You are on the right track. CC and your ROO at school will be your best sources of information and help at this point. CC is likely swamped this time of year trying to complete the waivers and reveiws for cadets entering school in the next 30 days. My advice is to stay on top of the communication between you ,CC and ROO. Also keep working out, be safe and make good choices. Good luck.:thumb:
     
  8. Jcleppe

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    rrjensen,

    It is not uncommon for waivers to take a long period of time. Some cadets do not have the waiver process complete until they are part way through their first semester.

    This is of course a risk since the Army will not pay tuition until you are cleared medically. There is a chance that you will start school and ROTC only to have the waiver denied and then have to pay that first semester bill yourself. In case they have not completed the waiver process before school starts, make sure you can afford the first semester tuition in case the waiver does not come through.

    Sheriff3 is right, try and get in contact with your ROO, see if they can track things for you.
     
  9. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    I was in the OPs shoes. I was awarded a 4 year AROTC scholarship in 2000, but I wasn't medically cleared until my 2nd semester (Spring 2001). My mother paid for my semester (out of pocket), but was reimbursed by the Army once I was cleared. Luckily I attended a cheap undergrad university. Yes it's a gamble, but hopefully you're medically cleared in the future.
     

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