Question for AF doctors Re: AFROTC Medical Waiver

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  1. HayesWA

    HayesWA New Member

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    Background: I grew up an Air Force brat and so enrolled in AFROTC. I was one of three cadets selected for the Commander's Scholarship after my first quarter, but I got disqualified by DoDMERB and my waiver from the AF was denied. That was in January 2009.

    I just learned that I had a right to appeal that waiver denial. I was DQ'd for a perforated ear drum, and the waiver letter said if it heals I can possibly get a waiver. It hasn't healed, but my doctor has written a letter for me to submit describing how it's a minor perforation, that it has been free from infection since I got it, and that a third surgery isn't necessary since I've already had two. Those two surgeries failed (and they were done at Madigan AMC, Ft. Lewis). Also, the new NCO at my detachment said that the detachment commander can write a strong letter on my behalf to submitt with my waiver request, something the last NCO didn't do.

    So my question to you is: What are my chances? I understand a perforated eardrum is a DoD wide disqualification (I tried to do Marines and Army, they didn't even bother with submitting a waiver). If the commander writes a strong enough letter could it possibly convince the board to reverse their decision?
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Hi!

    There's only ONE person that can answer your questions and that's the Deputy Director of DODMERB: Mr. Larry Mullen.

    The GREAT thing is that's he is TOTALLY accessible and willing to help!

    Check the thread above: DODMERB and you'll find his message to all. He'll want you to contact him directly at his DODMERB e-mail with all your particulars (summarized I think to start) with your last four SSN, etc...etc...his message says it all.

    Go to him directly. He's VERY open here!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  3. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    HayesWA - I do NOT use PM. Pls cut and paste your posting; provide your full name and last 4 SSN; and send to me at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there.:thumb:
     
  4. HayesWA

    HayesWA New Member

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    Thank you gentlemen for your assistance. Mr. Mullen, I've sent you the information via e-mail.
     
  5. MullenLE

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    Roger. Will reply shortly:thumb:
     

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