Status: Unqualified

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by thedayofdays, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. thedayofdays

    thedayofdays New Member

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    My name is Brandon Day, and I am a USNA applicant. Or, I was until I recieved a letter from the academy stating that I am medically unqualified due to a history of a mood disorder along with Siddenhams Chorea, a very minor nervous system issue that I was falsely diagnosed with over 5 years ago. I show no signs of abnormality, and I really don't understand what I need to do. Attending the Academy is my dream, and I would hate to see it die from something so petty. Anything?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Contact Larry Mullen, Deputy Director of DODMERB. His email address is on a sticky on this board. Use that address; do not PM him through this board. Include your full name and last 4 of your SSN. He can and will help you. No one else can do a better job.
     
  3. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    As usna1985 said: cut and paste your posting; provide your full name and last 4 SSN; and send me an email at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there:thumb:
     
  4. Bairdlax

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    hey. submit waiver, after waiver, after waiver. It took me literally 5 tries. If you should be qualified then it is just a matter of getting your doctor to word a letter corectly. Find out the exact measures you have to meet in order to get qualified and the see if you meet them. (For migrains I had to proove I hadnt had one in 3 years and didnt need the meds i had been prescribed, I met both these requirements and got a letter stating that I did from my doctor). So get a letter from your doc saying you probubly didnt need the meds and its possible your mood thing could have been something else. And if this fails then go see a different doctor, of that specialty, and get a letter from them.

    Keep trying. I went to two doctors, got 5 letters, spent months being DQed. Then had knee surgery and a busted shoulder and got waivers for those too. You can do it, but its gonna take a lot of time and effort.

    And keep civilian schools in mind too just in case things dont work out, its honestly not the worst thing in the world having to not go to an SA.
     
  5. MullenLE

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    As usna1985 said: cut and paste your posting; provide your full name and last 4 SSN; and send me an email at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there:thumb:

    I would also concur with Bairdlax and state so publically. "If" this is something you wish to do, I recommend applying to a few Academies, a few ROTC programs, and a few civilian schools. It is far better to have 7+ acceptances that you have to choose from, than having your whole life revolve around one option and NOT being selected to receive that opportunity.:thumb:
     

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