Waiver Denied - Any Further Action Possible?

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  1. lotrjedi13

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    Hello all,
    I logged in to DoDMERB today and found that I was denied a waiver for a farsightedness DQ. The thing is, I just went to my personal eye doctor, who says that my eyes aren't as bad as the other doctor found during my DoDMERB exam. Would my file be re-reviewed for a waiver if my personal doctor sent a letter to DoDMERB explaining his findings, or would it not have any bearing?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. jscam87

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    Sorry to hear about the DQ. What you are looking to do is file a "Rebuttal". I would take a few minutes and make sure you understand exactly what was filed. The codes, the code definitions, the numbers, everything. I would then check with DoDMERB (which can be quickly checked here by contacting Mr Mullen on the DoDMERB thread) and make sure what you "think" is the same as what they say. At THAT point, you can approach your own doctor at your own expense and see if the same exam yields a different result. Good Luck, and keep us posted.
     
  3. MullenLE

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    lotrjedi13 - Pls cut and paste your posting; provide me your full name and last 4 SSN; and send to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there:thumb:
     
  4. FaithfulMom

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    lotrjedi13, we feel your pain!
    My son also discovered yesterday that he had been denied a vision waiver for USNA (DoDMERB status changed online) - He is devastated! Like you he already has his LOA and is planning to attend a CVW. It sounds like you may still have hope - your personal eye doctor records may help you. Unfortunately, I don't know if there is anything more my son can do to help his case. He passionately believed that this was the path for him ...
     
  5. mmb5

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    FaithfulMom, what a crushing disappointment. My heart aches for your boy.
     
  6. GoNavyMom

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    FaithfulMom,

    Don't give up until Larry Mullen says to give up. His contact info is in an early post on this thread. You or son should probably try to PM him with the details of your particular situation.

    GoNavyMom
     
  7. GoNavyMom

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    Hi TPG,

    Thanks for the clarity and the posting, very useful. I used the wrong terminology with "PM". I was simply trying to suggest that LM be contacted per his early instructions to another candidate in the same thread.

    GoNavyMom
     
  8. LTCDRILLTEAM09

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    If it is any help, or comfort, I will say this.
    Don't mean to get too religious, but sometimes God works in strange ways.

    Perhaps a waiver denial is God's way of telling you that He has something special for you, a special purpose. Maybe He is trying to prevent you from great harm or injury, and that you are meant to serve America in other ways.

    That has worked for me, when I finally reached the end, I was devastated, but I took comfort in the fact that God had another plan for me.

    I hope this helped somewhat. :thumb:
     
  9. FaithfulMom

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    Thank you for all the words of encouragement. My son is going to email Mr. Mullen to learn if there is anything else he can do. He is adament that he is not giving up yet, but I think it would be good for him to be the one communicating with Mr. Mullen - sometimes teens can receive advice from another adult a lot easier than from their own parents. He is taking the ACT's for the first time on Saturday (in this area most people only take the SAT's), so we just need him to try and focus on that for now - it may be helpful in getting into a better "plan B" option than his current one.
     
  10. LTCDRILLTEAM09

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    Oh heck yes, it is good for the actual candidate to do the talking!

    I did that.......just make sure you are pleasant, and not obstinate, stubborn....or obsessive. Learning experience right here.:redface:
     
  11. MullenLE

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    Pls send an email with your posting; your full name and last 4 SSN to Larry Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist you better from there. I will reply Saturday:thumb:
     

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