Primary Nomination & Med DQ'd

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  1. Joos

    Joos Member

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    I received notification from my representative that he is giving me a primary nomination. It states that USAFA is not allowed to pass me up unless I'm not qualified. Does this mean I receive an appointment unless not 3Q'd, or does this mean USAFA is just not allowed to pass me up to get to someone behind me on my representative's list?

    This leads me to my second topic: I am medically DQ'd for recurrent knee cap dislocations due to a shallow trochlear groove (groove the knee sits in). I have had three dislocations, none within the last year. I noted that I run, lift weights, snow and water ski no problem. It's just a few unfortunate instances of contact that caused the dislocations. I also noted the relatively quick recovery times (running within two weeks). I informed them that if soft braces are worn there is no chance of dislocation. My mother even saw a picture of a basic cadet from the summer wearing a knee brace. A waiver has been requested already. I know no one can tell me when to expect news of the waiver, but can someone who knows something or has dealt with the waiver process before give me some insight on whether or not they think I will be granted a waiver? I'm trying not to get my hopes up if I'm just going to be denied a waiver.
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Not sure, but I think Hornetguy posted some official stuff on medical waivers. You might want to search for that.
    As to basics wearing knee braces, yes that does happen, but usually due to an injury rather than as a preventative measure.
     
  3. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Look up plenty of old threads on disqualifications and waivers.

    Yes, you will see basics in knee braces, slings, and all sorts of bandages, but they don't show up on I-Day with such.

    Might want to look through the DodMERB threads, especially.
     
  4. Joos

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    I just received word that my application for a waiver for recurrent patellar dislocation has been approved! Thanks for the help!
     

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