Unrestricted Line Officer Asthma Waiver

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  1. OG_Curry

    OG_Curry New Member

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    If one was to be medically disqualified due to the presence of Asthma in their medical history and they fought it by taking a Bronchial challenge test (Methacoline Challenge) or any other test that is needed. So they go take the tests, pass them, and they're granted a waiver since its clear they don't have asthma anymore. Now seeing as they've proven that they don't have asthma, would their waivers permit them to be an Unrestricted Line Officer? Or would they not be eligible for command at sea?
     
  2. SteveHolt243

    SteveHolt243 Member

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    One of the DODMERB people can probably answer better, but I have a waiver for childhood asthma, had to pass test and get another waiver to go aviation. I imagine it has to do with the specifics of yoru case as well though.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I suggest you check with Larry Mullen on the DODMERB board. What "generally" happens is not really relevant to your personal situation.
     
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    OG_Curry New Member

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    Thanks for the advice usna1985. I already went ahead with it and posted it there. And that sounds pretty encouraging SteveHolt. :smile:
     
  5. marvin7794

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    I got a waiver for asthma when I went. When I went to my precom physical 3 years later, they interrogated me as to the circumstances of my asthma (diagnosed in high school, no inhaler use, no attacks) and put it down as asthma like symptoms but not asthma. Flight doc still made me go to Bethesda for the methacoline challenge. I passed it with flying colors and it made my waiver go away and now asthma isn't even brought up in my annual fight physicals. Like it never happened. Hope that helped.
     

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