past eating disorder...am i automatically out?

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  1. calicora

    calicora New Member

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    I was diagnosed some five years ago, and I have come full circle with NO RELAPSES WHATSOEVER for over three years. I am completely normal, and my doctor as well as my past therapist and dietitian confirm this.

    I just found out a few days ago that I was denied a waiver for AROTC.
    If AROTC automatically ousts individuals with a past eating disorder in their medical history, than there's nothing I can do. However, I would like to know if I could take advantage of any sort of appeal, or reapply in a year, perhaps. Please help...
     
  2. LTCDRILLTEAM09

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    Contact Mr. Mullen. He has the inside edge on all of this waiver business. He can give you a ton of great information. There's not a better person to contact.

    Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil
     
  3. America's Finest

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    Tell him your full name and last 4 of your SSN.
     
  4. MullenLE

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    That would be correct. Standing by to assist:thumb:
     
  5. Gcokeley

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    I dont know how they can make that deliberation when pretty much every wrestler has an eating disorder from October to March. (Then we gorge from March to September):biggrin:
     
  6. MullenLE

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    Well Hampton, your situation has nothing to do with the original posting. Our physicians have years of training and experience. They're certainly able to do it:thumb:
     
  7. calicora

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    Revisiting waiver decision

    Hello Mr. Mullen,

    I sent you an email with this same information, but I believe I referred to you as doctor for which I apologize (I think I've done that before..oops!). My name is Rebecca and I have submitted several medical waivers in the hopes of a AROTC scholarship to no avail. I will be a senior nursing student in the Fall of 2012 and am interested in the Army Nurse Candidacy Program. I have been denied due to past diagnosis of an eating disorder, but have truly come full circle and embrace a normal lifestyle.

    I am 21 years old and was diagnosed back in 2004, however I have been recovered since 2006. I know that history of a mental disorder greatly decreases my chances of obtaining a waiver approval, but I want to do everything I can to prove that healing has occurred and has been maintained with no professional assistance. My dream has not changed despite my inability to receive a waiver approval.

    I have been in contact with my local AMEDD recruiter in Milwaukee, WI, and was told that I would need to formally revisit the medical waiver process should I go forward with the ANCP prospect. I also learned that although my chances of obtaining a waiver approval are slim, it may still be worth trying for. Even though I know that you are not aware of my full medical history etc., what do you think I might have to do to give this "one last shot", so to speak?

    In the past I have sought your assistance and advice, which I thank you for and value greatly. Please let me know of any insight, and I hope to be in contact with you soon.

    Sincerely,
     
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  8. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    Mr. Mullen does not post here anymore. Contact him at the email address above. Also, I would remove your name from the post if you can edit. A privacy issue for you.
     
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  9. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    I have edited the posts to remove the name.
     
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  11. calicora

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    Sorry about that, clearly it was not smart to include my name..
     

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