Waiver Process Clarfication

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  1. Alexander93

    Alexander93 Member

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    I received a four year Army ROTC scholarship to Ohio State University. I need a remedial for when I had Kawasaki disease when I was four and I was medically DQ'd for having "D154.20 - Strabismus - exotropia." My eyes are still correctable to 20/20. I understand that my waiver is automatically brought into review by the "waiver authority." My question is, who exactly is my waiver authority in my case? Also, what is the average time that it takes to be granted a waiver. I know you probably will not be able to give me a very accurate measurement, I just need to know something so that I know when I should start to plan alternatives. Any information or past experiences will be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Our son also has a 4 year scholarship and needed a waiver for his shoulder (from rugby). Cadet Command is the waiver authority and it took one month to get his waiver. He is still waiting for a waiver from WP and the USNA. Hope this helps!
     
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    I think it depends on what the disqualification is for because I have been waiting a little over 90 days for a waiver for ADD. Still keeping my hopes high though:biggrin:
     
  4. MullenLE

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    AROTC waiver authority is the Commanding General, US Army Cadet Command. He has delegated that authority to his Command Surgeon.

    If offered a schoalrship, waiver consideration is automatically accomplished.

    Each case is reviewed independently and there are NO comparisons. The Command Surgeon is extremely dedciated to processing cases as quickly and accurately as possible. Sometimes, he needs to consult other physicians, which may slow the process down a tad.:thumb:
     
  5. Alexander93

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    I appreciate all of your responses. Is there any chance that I will not get a waiver until I've already began college, or are they typically answered before that time?
     
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    I don't know. I need that same answer to that question because I am planning on attending my scholarship college rooming with an ROTC cadet and doing everything else required of me. I will be devastated if I don't get a waiver. But I'm keeping a smile on my face and my hopes high:thumb:
     
  7. MullenLE

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    "Each case is reviewed independently and there are NO comparisons. The Command Surgeon is extremely dedicated to processing cases as quickly and accurately as possible. Sometimes, he needs to consult other physicians, which may slow the process down a tad."

    Hopefully so, but the above is the answer to your question:thumb:
     
  8. cds4wp15

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    If I get the waiver then I don't care if it takes the command surgeon up until the day before I go to college but if I have to wait that long to get denied a waiver I will feel a slight amount of disappointment. If it doesn't work out this year then I'll wait through the same process next year and hope for better results:thumb:
     
  9. Alexander93

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    I feel the same way. I guess all we can do is wait and hopefully it works out for all of us. Good luck to you!
     
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    Good attitude and approach:thumb:
     

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