Waiver Appeal Advice

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  1. Rosinette

    Rosinette Member

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    Hi All,

    I need some advice. I have everything for the USNA except the waiver. I have LoA, and all other qualifications, but I need to be waived for my myopia (near sighted).

    I've been checking the DODMERB site about 5 times a day, and this afternoon it changed to waiver denied.

    I plan on appealing, and will be writing my appeal letter and calling the doctors to get letters from them. But I'm hoping to hear from folks who have been through the waiver appeal process so I can learn from them what works best and what didn't.

    I was hopeful of getting the waiver for a variety of reasons.

    1. I've been very active in sports for most of my life, skiing, boating, swimming, soccer, cross country, etc. and have never had any problems.
    2. All 3 doctors that I saw for my DODMERB exams told me that my eyes were fine and there should be no reason why I should have trouble serving.
    3. My prescription has been stable over the years.
    4. One of the interviewers who gave me my MOC Nomination told me that his son had Myopia and received a waiver, and now fly's jets in Hawaii.

    So I plan on callling all 3 doctors and getting them to write letters stating what they told me, about my eyes being healthy and not being a problem for a very physically active lifestyle. I plan on contacting the MOC interviewer to see if he can write a letter about his son getting a waiver for Myopia (to show precedence) and of course I'll have my own letter pleading my case.

    Any other advice?

    Thanks
    Rosie
     
  2. MullenLE

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    The first thing you should do is cut and paste your posting; provide me your full name and last 4 of your SSN; and send me an email where I can assist you better==Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil:thumb:
     
  3. Rosinette

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    Done.

    I sent it a few moments ago.

    Thanks
    Rosie
     
  4. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    And I have replied:thumb:
     
  5. jbrown

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    Mr. Mullen,

    I'm Rosie's Dad. I wanted to thank you for chatting with her tonight and for the help you are providing.

    Thanks for everything,

    James
     
  6. navyair83

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    Good Luck

    Thanks to your family for your service.
    Good Luck with the waiver,
    Salute
     
  7. jbrown

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    Navy Air,

    Thank you for the gratitude and for the Good Luck.
    And Thank you for your service as well.

    James
     
  8. MullenLE

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    Rosinette and JBrown - I will call U later tonight:thumb:
     
  9. jbrown

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    Thanks,

    If you can call on the cell phone number at the footer of Rosie's email address that would be the best number.

    I should be home by around 7:00pm.

    Thanks so much,

    James
     
  10. jbrown

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    Mr. Mullen,

    I'm running late getting home. I was 1/2 way there and got called out for an emergency.

    I'm running late, but Rosalina can conference into me when you call if I'm not home yet. And if you're running late, don't worry about calling late, any time is fine, doesn't matter how late.

    I expect to be home in around an hour.

    Thanks so Much,
    James
     
  11. MullenLE

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    I talked with her and she understands exactly where the situation stands. I called her before I saw your message:thumb:
     
  12. jbrown

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    Yes Sir, you did. And she's all the better for it.

    I just sent you an email to thank you! I know that words cannot express our thanks, but nonetheless, I tried.

    You are truly an amazing person, with a great heart and passion for what you do, for our children, for our future leaders and for our country.

    However this works out, I'll be forever in your debt.

    James
     
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