Remedial(s) Requested

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  1. Gause10

    Gause10 New Member

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    I am applying to The Citadel as well as a few of the ROTC scholarships. However, I am also in the process of applying to the USCGA, in which I was sent information reguarding the DODMERB part of my application.

    Here is my current status
    Date Event Code(s)
    14-OCT-09 Application Added
    14-OCT-09 Date applicant entered into DoDMERB system
    16-NOV-09 Date letter sent - Remedial R152.32, R160.00, R240.00
    16-NOV-09 Date exam reviewed

    This April I was experiencing breathing problems during my late track season and was later diagnosed with a form of asthma, exercise induced.

    As it stands this is a disqualification, but instead of immediately getting disqualified I see that a few remedial(s) have been requested to further the DODMERB process.

    R152.32 Applies to the FARNSWORTH LANTERN or FALANT test in which my colorblindness may be salvaged into flight status, a major consideration of mine.

    R160.00 Requires me to provide all my medical history, pretty self explanatory.

    R240.00 Basically the same thing as R160.00 - These two are in my opinion to get a better understanding of what my problem is in lung function.

    My question is, should I be worried? I knew from the start that getting any sort of medical clearance for asthma would be a trip and a half. I was wondering if anyone could shed light on this situation and help me better understand just what it will take to either get "Qualified" or receive a waiver for this problem. I am worried that all of my training and preparation in High School will be for nothing if I am medically disqualified.

    After reading a lot of the stories on these forums I understand just what everyone is going through in order to get accepted and qualified.

    I am dead set on a military career and will do what is requested of me to get to where I want to go. Thank you.
     
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  3. Gause10

    Gause10 New Member

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    This would explain the prompt of the FALANT test as I was not screened using this device.

    I remember being told color deficiency would be a problem in the Navy (not Marine option) as well as Coast Guard by the contracted optometrist. He informed me that my color defciency was not deem "colorblind" or really not that horrible of a deficieny at all, but alas I still failed the PIP test. Hopefully I will do better on the FALANT test.

    Thank you.
     
  4. Gause10

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    Sorry this was a double post as my school proxy is horrific.
     
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    FALANT test

    Where can you find someone who can give the FALANT test?
     
  6. Gause10

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    Bulldog31, mine must be administered by a military official who is given authority to operate and examine me. I suspect you can find the FALANT test at a local optometrist or maybe look online for local operators.

    I am waiting for my letter of notification to find where I need or can get this test completed.
     
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    Whomever needs assistance on this thread: Send me your posting; full name and last 4 SSN; to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better form there:thumb:
     

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