Waiver Denied! Remedial Possible?

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  1. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    I checked DoDMERB yesterday and it said that my waiver for my disqualifying condition (distant visual acuity not correctable to 20/20) was denied...my question is: is all hope lost? (I have been conditionally accepted under EA) If truth be told, my glasses were not the correct prescription when I took my vision test...so is a remedial possible? Or could I even contest the decision on the waiver? If anyone has had a similar condition happen, please help!
    Thanks guys!
     
  2. shellz

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    Talk to "The Man"...aka Larry Mullen. You can find contact info on the DoDMERB forum. He can help you...as he has countless others before you. Your question has probably already been asked and answered by Larry, so he'll likely give you a very quick reply.

    Good luck!
     
  3. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Thanks Shells, but the waiver's come from the Academy...not DoDMERB...so in this case, I don't think Larry Mullen has any say unless I get a remedial :eek:
     
  4. shellz

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    hmmmm.....I still think he might be able to direct you on how to appeal the decision. At least that would be the tact I would take. Maybe a new exam would be in order? He might have advice for you.

    And for what it's worth, I've heard that if the academy (any of them) really, really want you, they will try to find every way possible to approve the waiver. Again, just what I've heard.

    All the best to you!
     
  5. J Collins

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    Any and all information that get sent to Mr Mullen will also get sent to the Academy. We had to get waived last year from both the CGA and MMA.. Documents sent to Mr. Mullen were forwarded.. Send him an email he WILL help you out.. he is the greatest!!!
     
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    Hey man I'm in the exact same situation as you with my astigmatism. I called the academy and say said it wasnt that big of a deal and they said at the worse they would pay to have it corrected. So dont worry too much about it its not that much of problem.
     
  7. mnolan

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    Waiver Denied

    Actually it is a big deal......if you request a waiver and it is denied, unless you continue to appeal, the process is pretty much over and you will not be admitted to the Academy. If the Academy considers it not to be a big deal, I'd like it in writing! :smile:
     

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