Reapplying for a waiver

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  1. Mateob

    Mateob Member

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    Hello
    I'm a HS senior who's received an AFROTC scholarship (sorry if I'm not supposed to post about ROTC in here, I'm new to these forums.) I have a DQ code D283.00, which is disqualifying for rheumatologic conditions (I have inflammation in my jaw, in remission, note from doctor, etc...) Anyway, if my waiver for AFROTC is denied, would I be able to join AFROTC as a non-scholarship cadet and then reapply for a waiver in the future? Thank you for your responses.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    If your waiver is denied, you are unlikely to be granted a future waiver for the same condition unless something changes medically. For example, if you recently broke your leg and it hasn't sufficiently healed in time to start ROTC, another year would likely result in a material change in your condition (i.e., you heal sufficiently). A chronic condition (which you appear to have) is unlikely to see a change in waiver status after one year.

    If your waiver is denied, I would contact DODMERB and ask what, if anything, would potentially change your status. If they say "nothing," that's your answer.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    If your waiver is denied, you are unlikely to be granted a future waiver for the same condition unless something changes medically. For example, if you recently broke your leg and it hasn't sufficiently healed in time to start ROTC, another year would likely result in a material change in your condition (i.e., you heal sufficiently). A chronic and/or recurring condition is unlikely to see a change in waiver status after one year because the underlying condition that led to the DQ still exists. The above said, I'm not an MD and every person's situation is different.

    If your waiver is denied, I would contact DODMERB and ask what, if anything, would potentially change your status. If they say "nothing," that's your answer.
     
  4. Pima

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    I am not a doctor, however what went though my mind very quickly was...your career intentions in the AF? Are you intending to go rated? If so understand DoDMERB waiver is to serve in the AF. If you want to fly you will need to pass the FAA FC1 physical. It is a higher level of exams than DoDMERB.
    ~ They fly the AFROTC rated select cadets to WPAFB for 3 days to undergo the FAA exam.

    I would investigate the FAA requirements if all you want is to fly a plane and not a desk via AFROTC. It would stink to get a waiver from DoDMERB thinking you can serve in any position, only to find out 3 years from now that you are not Quald and on the hook for 4 years.
     
  5. Mateob

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    I'm trying to do intel, actually. Would it help my case at all if that's marked in my file? Also, if my waiver is denied but DoDMERB says I could potentially get one at some point, I should apply for a different branch? Because the Air Force is unlikely to waive it if I get denied once?

    Thanks everybody.
     
  6. Pima

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    DoDMERB DQs the branches waive, thus they have no voice in the waiving process.
     

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