usna waiver declined..now what?

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  1. jester0110

    jester0110 Member

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    I just called DODMERB and was told that USNA has declined my waiver. So...does that mean this is the end of the line for me? I have received an LOA already and have been dreaming of attending the academy since I was in middle school. I would really like to go but this medical status is in the way. Is there anything else that I can do to get a waiver?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MullenLE

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    The USNA is the final authority for admission to the USNA.
     
  3. Gibran Mora

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    jester0110,

    My name is Gibran Mora and I am here to tell you some other options you could take. But before that, I know how you feel trust me.....I was DQ twice for a shoulder problem for the Merchant Marine Academy. I know the frustration you are were probably and still feeling. I was nominated twice from both senator and congressman. I felt the Academy was at my grasp, I dreamed about indoc and the just being part of the rich tradition the Academy provided. Till...DODMERB came and took that away. I called DODMERB and the admissions office but like they said "without that wavier, you are not going nowhere."

    When he said that, I cried and felt anger towards the doctors who DQ me. I later I understood the reasons why they did what they did. As I retained myself, a very good friend of mine told me about a school called SUNY Maritime College. I applied and accepted me. Now my direction in life has led me to this school, and a education similar of that at the Merchant Marine Academy.

    jester0110, I know how you feel, and trust me other in the country do as well. But in the end it is what it is, and you did everything you can and don't beat yourself like I did. Just remember there are other Military school, such as at SUNY Maritime College, or The Citadel. Basically don't worry about it, just think the Naval Academy is losing a great student and future leader.

    Look for other schools, that offer the same degree you want. Want regimented lifestyle, look at the military schools including the maritime one. The medical requirements are not strict at all. Regular college....ROTC.

    Sincerely
    Gibran Mora
    Future Student of SUNY Maritime College
     
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  4. patentesq

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    Are there really higher DoDMERB standards for the service academies than for ROTC?
     
  5. MullenLE

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    patentesqu - no:thumb:
     
  6. MullenLE

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    GIBRAN MORA - For clarification, DoDMERB nor the Academies "DODMERB came and took that away." Applicants either MEET standards AND get selected for Admission or they don't.:thumb:
     
  7. Just_A_Mom

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    jester - I have sent you a pm.

    Not saying it's true in this case but it is possible to be waivered for ROTC and not a Service Academy, same branch.
     
  8. MullenLE

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    Correct. The standards are the same, except for vision, for appointment, enlistment, and induction. Waivers are a case-by-case basis. A Service Academy "may" waiver something their same Service ROTC program will not and vice versa.:thumb:
     
  9. jester0110

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    thanks for all the replies guys
    i will definitely keep everything that has been said in mind as I try to figure out what my next plan is for my future
     
  10. MullenLE

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    U R entirely welcome:thumb:
     

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