Should I bother applying to ROTC and SA's?

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  1. lizadventures

    lizadventures Member

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    I'm a HS junior looking to go to USNA, USAFA or do NROTC, but I have GERD that is completely controlled by medication (40mg of Nexium every morning) and had surgery to repair a torn labrum in my hip last March. I have seen on some older websites that GERD is a dq, but on some newer ones that you're fine if its controlled on meds. After the hip surgery last March, I have no restrictions but I'm not sure if the surgery is a dq or not. Am I going to be medically dq'ed, can I get a waiver, and should I even bother applying to SA's and NROTC?
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  2. CPRIARNG

    CPRIARNG New Member

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    I found this while searching disqualifying conditions:

    D161.0 - GERD with complications - Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), with complications including, stricture or B-ring, dysphagia, recurrent symptoms or esophagitis despite maintenance medication, or Barrett's esophagitis

    I believe it is worth a try, any service academy is an excellent choice. A more relaxed approach could be NROTC at a local college. Try calling a PMS or one of their cadre members and ask about the GERD and see what they say, always worth a try. Good Luck
     
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    Actually, I think I qualify under that standard -- I have no complications and according to that standard it's only a dq with complications. Thanks a lot!
     
  4. EDelahanty

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    What is the source of your information (i.e., D161.0)? Also, it is unlikely any PMS or cadre would feel qualified to comment on a medical condition such as GERD.
     

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