Revoked Appointment

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  1. primeaux123

    primeaux123 New Member

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    I have questions regarding my medical status. My situation is that I was found qualified by dodmerb and have received an appointment to the USNA class of 2017, but when I decided late in the game to apply to the Air force academy as well dodmerb requested a continued health questionnaire because I began my USAFA application outside the time limit that an initial dodmerb exam covers. I had a stress fracture almost a year ago from today that I mentioned in my continued health questionnaire in my right tibia that I completely healed from in about 6 weeks. This fracture occurred after my initial examination so it was obviously not included then. Dodmerb now tells me that I am no longer qualified for USNA or USAFA (not yet disqualified just not qualified), and my records regarding the stress must be reviewed by one of their doctors for me to be qualified again. Should I be concerned that something like this could revoke my appointment or should this be cleared by the dodmerb doctor with no issues. Has anyone had experience with this or a similar issue?

    Thanks,
    Brian Primeaux
     
  2. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    I'm speculating, but project that DoDMERB might be looking for additional information from your docs to illuminate and verify you are indeed good to go.

    Still, until you are deemed "qualified," you are not, and thus you've every reason for concern at this point. Of course your appointment could be revoked and absent being deemed qualified, will be. Get it cleared up, and when you do, no more stress fractures before I Day.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    My GUESS, and it's only that, is that if you are healed and your MD can attest to that, you're ok.

    Should you be concerned? If your issue is only stress fractures and you are healed, and a doctor will attest to that, you should be ok.

    That said, medical issues are always individualized. I suggest your follow up with USNA regarding what, if anything, you should do.

    As an aside, your USAFA application really didn't make a difference. DODMERB is good for two years IF there is no change in your medical status. In your case, there was a change, which you would have had to/should have reported to DODMERB. So, regardless, you would be going through this.
     
  4. primeaux123

    primeaux123 New Member

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    thanks very much for the information. I am completely healed from the fracture and the records were sent. They are currently waiting to be reviewed by the doctor at dodmerb in charge of that type of stuff.
     
  5. 2017Hopeful

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    Though a different situation, I had on my DODMERB paperwork stuff about sprained ankles and a broken toe. They requested extra paperwork on it. So my doctors and physical therapist all printed out the clearance forms I had from roughly 1.5 years ago and all they did to treatment and we sent them. Got cleared :) Wishing you the best!
     
  6. navydad17

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    Our DS had something very similar happen to him. He was DODMERB qualified to both USNA & NROTC last August. In September, he broke his arm playing football. We reported this to DODMERB and he was removed from qualified status. Next, my wife faxed in approx. 15 pages of Dr's notes to DODMERB. After two weeks of DODMERB review, he was returned to qualified status. In the end, it required a little running around gathering up paperwork, but all things considered, was pretty straight forward. If you are completely healed up and the Dr. released you to "full unrestricted activity" (yes, that's a big deal and my advise is to get it worded just like what's in quotes) than you shouldn't have any problems.
     
  7. 20usna16

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    Just get letters from your doctors attesting to your healthy status and a medical waiver should happen. That was my case. However, be prepared on I-day to wait forever for verification of the waiver.
     
  8. primeaux123

    primeaux123 New Member

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    turns out I was cleared the next day after sending in my records no problems and without any waivers.

    Thanks for all of the info and I'll see yall on i day
     
  9. burnerafter16

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    Good for you. Congratulations!
    ...about that bubble wrap:)
     
  10. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    Great news! Thanks for updating us.
     
  11. Rojo17

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    What exactly do you mean by "verification?"
     

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