Should I contact DoDMERB

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  1. jumpshot

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    My DS has applied to four of the Service Academies. His applications have been complete for sometime. He has been dq'd by DoDMERB with a "waiver granted" for AFA, Naval and WP. Those were received very quickly. As of December 12 the CGA requested a waiver. I should mention that he has a "conditional offer of appointment" from the CGA. His status has not changed and this is taking incredibly longer then the others. Should he be concerned? Should he follow up with someone? If so - who? Thank you!
     
  2. Dad

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    He should probably follow-up with CGA as they are the ones running the waiver process. Best wishes for CGA coming through for your DS. :thumb:
     
  3. jumpshot

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    Thank you! I will let him know. I have to say - I love this site! :smile:
     
  4. KPMomof2

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    Not so sure I would go that route. Once dq'd by DoDMERB, no matter how much information you submit, from doctors, etc., they will not remove it. Have to wait 2 years until you can start over again. I think if it is something that is going to heal on it's own, my opinion, just stay quiet.
     
  5. Grad/Dad

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    No offense but I think kpmomof2 is misinformed about the process. Waivers are granted by the waivering authority, in this case CGA not Dodmerb. Each Academy decides what they will and will not waive for and when they start the process. For instance, Navy, and Air force will not waive for colorblindness but USMA will. Contacting CGA and asking what the status of your waiver is probably your best course of action.
     
  6. Dad

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    DoDMERB simply states if you meet the minimum standards. OP stated that he did not. He is DQ'd. The waiver process would be initiated by the CGA in this case. Contacting them to find out if they are going to proceed with the waiver process is certainly appropriate and can not damage his DoDMERB exam as he is already DQ'd.

    I disagree with you that once you are DQ'd 'they will not remove it'. My son qualified, broke his hand (which he was required to report), and was subsequently DQ'd. DoDMERB asked for remedials and once his hand had healed, he was again declared medically qualified.

    I do have an issue with the sin of omission. Since an academy or ROTC is considering investing a bunch of money in you, you should be forthright in your dealings with them. You certainly do not want to "just stay quiet" regarding anything in your medical history. Follow the instructions from DoDMERB requiring disclosure of subsequent injuries and surgeries. Do you report a mild ankle sprain? No. Do you report a broken bone (even if it will heal on its own)? Certainly. Best wishes for a successful waiver to CGA. :thumb:
     
  7. Luigi59

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    This is bad advice and should not be followed.
     

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