Revoking appointments

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  1. william2337

    william2337 Member

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    I received my offer of appointment earlier this month and am filling out the paperwork to accept it. I had walking pneumonia in early January and was prescribed antibiotics and a temporary inhaler (a two week dose of Advair). From what I can tell, this is the standard prescription for walking pneumonia. I have fully recovered, but I got worried when I saw this:

    http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-97005.html

    Apparently, I am not qualified to pass MEPS because of this one time inhaler use. What are the chances that USNA takes away my appointment or limits the communities I can be commissioned into?

    Hopefully MEPS is just trying to cut down the number of applicants as much as is possible and this won't carry over to the academies.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    I doubt that anyone other than our Flight Surgeon super moderator can give you a reasonably definitive answer. Even at that I strongly recommend a call to your RD to get THE definitive answer from Admissions. Best Wishes.
     
  3. william2337

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    Alright, I sent my medical records in along with my acceptance of the appointment. Any idea of how they will contact me if I'm DQ'ed? I would assume if I get my permit to report that means I'm good to go. Would they update my DoDMERB status or will it be some one at USNA who makes the decision?

    If it matters, it turns out my official diagnosis was just acute sinusitis and acute bronchitis, not walking pneumonia. The doc had just told me that could possibly be the underlying cause, but that the antibiotic would take care of what ever was to blame.
     

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