Torn ACL waiver?

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  1. Volcano Moe

    Volcano Moe New Member

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    Hey guys,
    Last year I was appointed to USAFA but unfortunately lost that appointment due to a torn ACL while playing baseball for my high school. I did everything I could to try to get a deferal to next year but they told me I had to start over and repply! Well here I am again in the application process. I had surgery to repair my ACL in May 2011 and was in physical therapy until August. My therapist has released me for physical activity and I sent all my records and a letter from my therapist to DODMERB.
    However, I am still medicaly disqualified and have been pending a waiver since August. Is there anyway to help speed up the process? Should I send anything to my USAFA counselor?
    Thanks!
    Matt
     
  2. riverdale

    riverdale Member

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    My understanding of the waiver process is that if the Service Academy feels the medically disqualified applicant is worthy of an appointment, they (the academy) request a waiver from DoDMERB. So I would think you should communicate with your USAFA counselor and see what your status is and if there is anything more you can provide. Hopefully others that know more than I will chime in. Good luck to you!
     
  3. MemberLG

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    Also certain conditions are not waiverable.

    I don't know if repaired ACL is waiverable or not.
     
  4. johnnytsunami88

    johnnytsunami88 Member

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    I was just cleared today by both USNA and USAFA for an ACL injury that I had reconstruction surgery on back on May 10, 2011. It can be done, just gotta keep your head up and enjoy the wait :wink:
     

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