Waiver Appeal at USCGA OPM

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  1. adfuerst

    adfuerst New Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with filing a medical waiver appeal? My son received a conditional appointment but was medically denied based on an incidental diagnosis. He has filed his appeal and received word yesterday that his appeal is now with USCGA OPM in Washington, DC.

    Thank you
    Angela
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    CGA has the ability to grant waivers. Sounds like you're into the process.

    I had a waiver or two, so it's not abnormal.
     
  3. adfuerst

    adfuerst New Member

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    So is this favorable? My son learned yesterday that Navy denied his waiver appeal after receiving an LOA and three letters of clearance. or does USCGA submit the waivers to OPM whether they recommend approval or not?

    Thank you very much!
     
  4. Physicsguru

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    Each Academy grants waivers independent of each other. I've seen students declined by CG accepted to Navy and vice versa. For me personally, I was accepted clear by Army ROTC, but had to get a waiver for Navy ROTC.

    Since the information has already been sent to headquarters, you're now in the wait and see phase.
     
  5. USCGA13STN

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    While the Academy has some say over the waiver process, the ultimate decision lies with OPM since the point of the Academy is to graduate officers, OPM is the one who has to determine if the waiver is viable for the comissioning process.
     

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