Waiver process just stops if you're not selected for a Scholarship?

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  1. Bop28

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    Is anyone familiar with this? On the ROTC forum I was told by a couple people that since my son wasn't selected for an AROTC scholarship, the waiver review, which he's waiting for, will be stopped. He was planning on enrolling in AROTC this fall anyway at his own expense, so what could the reasoning be for ending the waiver process?
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

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    You are misunderstanding? Cadet Command is not going to pursue a waiver unless they have a Cadet ready and eligible to contract.

    For now, the process stops. All his records are still at DODMERB and the exam is good for 24 months.

    If he chooses to enroll in ROTC the process will move forward again when he is eligible to contract. When that time comes, usually end of sophomore year - Cadet Command will send a request to DODMERB and the process will move forward.
    Since he is contracting Cadet Command will automatically seek a waiver and the waiver authorities will make a decision.

    If he tells his ROO that he is DQ'd he should also qualify that and let them know they never sought a waiver; otherwise they might think the waiver was denied.
    Also be aware that not all DQ's are waiverable. His chances on receiving a waiver really depend on the condition for which he was DQ'd.
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    Bop28 -
    I just read where you stated the condition that DQ'd your son. Have you talked to anyone at DODMERB about the chances of a waiver or to see if this is a waiverable condition?
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    Bob28,

    Here is the text from Clarkson, he is a ROO from Clarkson University ROTC. The waiver process can continue with some pushing from the ROO at the school he is attending, as Clarkson says it may take some effort from your son as well. I would contact the ROO right away and flollow up with them regarding the waiver application.

     
  5. Bop28

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    I just sent an email today to the person in charge of the waiver reviews. It would be a big help to find out if "slight hydronephrosis" is waiverable at all. It stemmed from a surgery he had at age 4. No problems since. I sure hope it's waiverable, and I certainly hope I can find out from someone if it is.
     
  6. Just_A_Mom

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    Is this a person at Cadet Command or DODMERB? If you emailed Cadet Command - I also suggest you call the help desk at Dodmerb. They might be able to give you an objective answer.
    Also - did you happen to write a rebuttal and send in medical records to Dodmerb? Any documentation you have from your son's health professionals will be considered by the waiver authorities.
     
  7. Bop28

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    We did send medical records but I didn't know anything about writing a rebuttal.
     
  8. Just_A_Mom

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    Bop28 - sorry for not getting back. I will pm you tonight.
     

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