Vision DQ - Advice Appreciated

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  1. Hardcore Troubadour

    Hardcore Troubadour Member

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    Thanks in advance for any advice/insight you can give. The road to pursuing my dream of USMA has taken a hard detour. After receiving 3 nominations and appearing qualified in every other way, I was DQ'd based on myopia and astigmatism. Numbers are -8.375 outside of the maximum qualifying range of -8.00 or greater qualifying. My personal optometrist wrote a letter in support of a waiver. Unfortunately I have just received a letter from the director of admissions stating a waiver has not been granted and my file has been closed. Does anyone have any similar experiences to share or any advice you can give? I want to keep pushing ahead but am a bit unsure of what I should do at this point.
     
  2. bearhunter66

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    HT,
    This is a difficult post to respond to and responding to you has been on my mind for several hours.

    The easy advice is to initiate Plan B. You may be taking a different path than what you originally intended but ultimately, you will follow your dreams and arrive at the destination you choose to pursue.

    I am by no means an expert and my DS is the middle of a remedial waiver for a DQ condition but I believe that once a Waiver Authority (in this case, the USMA) declines to initiate a waiver with DoDMERB, the door to that Academy will remain closed. You may want to call the Director of Admissions and confirm. At a minimum, you will have closure.

    There are many applicants who are in the same shoes as yourself, others who have conditional LOAs and Nominations and cannot get past the DoDMERB remedials and others that are "in" and DQ themselves before I-Day through accident or illness. I am sure if you look at the admissions data for USMA, you will find that medical DQs are very common.

    Not to get too religious but God made you for His glory, including your eyes. The best advise I can give is find His purpose for you and follow His will.
     
  3. Hardcore Troubadour

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    BH66,
    Thank you very much for your reply. No worries getting religious with me. I am continuing to pray for God's will to clear and done. I only want to make sure I do everything I can as this has been my dream. I really appreciate your response.
     

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