NROTC following medical DQ

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  1. gurban

    gurban Member

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    I'm expecting my son to be medically disqualified for the USNA due to his eyesight. It is correctable to 20/20, however, he is -6.5 in one eye and -7 in the other. My understanding is that the limit for USNA is plus or minus 6. We will certainly file a waiver but have realistic expectations.

    My question is, if he is medically DQ'd for the USNA, does that also mean he cannot participate in NROTC at a college such as Virginia Tech or UVA?
     
  2. ca2midwestmom

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    First off, if he is DQ'd for eyesight, you won't file the waiver --the SA will request a waiver if they deem him competitive. Sames goes for NROTC. I would think if a condition is disqualifying for the Navy (USNA) it would also be disqualifying for Navy ROTC, BUT it might not be disqualifying for Army or Air Force. Your DS may want to keep his options open re. the other services.
     
  3. gurban

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    Thank you for the response. Any help is certainly appreciated. I'm just trying to understand all options available.

    Yes, we are aware the other academies or branches are an option (their limits seem to be plus or minus 8). He is currently enrolled in the USNSCC which is why Navy is his first choice.

    How about NROTC MO? USMC limit is +-8.

    NROTC College Program (no scholarship)?

    This is all very new to me as we are just starting the application process.

    When visiting colleges is it a good idea to notify the CO ahead of time and try to have him meet with someone while on campus?
     
  4. kinnem

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    The authority granting the scholarship or contract requests the waiver. It is theoretically possible that the outcome with NROTC could be different than USNA. Perhaps not likely, but possible. I'll assume your research on NROTC MO vision requirements is correct, in which case that is certainly a viable option. NROTC MO doesn't care about your major either. Competition for in school scholarships are still very competitive but, as you can see from my tag line, it's doable.
     

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