Waiver timeframe, and possibility

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  1. Future JAG

    Future JAG New Member

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    I recently accepted an Army ROTC Four year scholarship, pending DoDMERB qualification... I recently checked my status online and was told that I was disqualified due to an academic defect... I do have ADD, and I am on meds, but, I've never been in any special ed. classes, and have never received any special help or treatment. I have taken four AP classes. I was wondering what my chances of obtaining a waiver are, and I have a chance, how long it might take
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    You need to contact Mr. Mullen directly. He has left his contact information on this page at the top.

    HE is the ONLY person that can tell you anything with 100% clarity.
    (He's the Deputy Director of DODMERB!)
     
  3. Future JAG

    Future JAG New Member

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    Lol... So I've seen.. Thank you! I actually sent him a message shortly after posting this question.

    I think that it rocks how he's here trying to help people out. I don't think I know too many people who would do that:thumb:
     
  4. MullenLE

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    We aim to serve:thumb:
     
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    Thank you very much Sir.
    I just hope that all turns out well.
     
  6. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    For those of you new to this forum area!

    :yay::w00t:
    He has COMPLETELY turned around the image of DODMERB throughout the spectrum. I've been an ALO for 15 years, an AF officer for close to 26 and first applied to the academy in 1978. My father was the USAFA hospital commander, a career flight surgeon and my best friends father was either the DODMERB commander or he was the Chief AF doctor there, I honestly can't remember now.

    And from the time I was in HS until only Mr Mullen's arrival on this board, I can tell you with candor that DODMERB to ME was a threat to be avoided like the plague. One could NEVER get a straight answer, they took months to do ANYTHING, and candidates seemed to suffer. And yes, I had that attitude as an ALO. :eek:

    NOW?!

    I have learned from this board and some personal interaction with Mr Mullen:

    a. Mr Mullen TRULY has the goal of qualifying EVERYONE that can be qualified! He won't break the rules...sorry folks, that's something we all live with in everything we do in life. BUT he is YOUR advocate; something I never felt I had and until recently I don't think the candidate pools did either. Or if they did (let's be fair, DODMERB folks are just like us, they're not pointy-horned demons out to count their kills) WE never knew it.

    b. This gentleman will do his BEST to help in ANY way he can (he answered one of my questions while out to pizza with his family!). One way or another you will KNOW your status quickly. You won't sit for months wondering, hoping, etc. And if you need something extra, you'll know exactly what it is and how to do it!

    And you can NOT ask for more than that! :thumb:

    You/WE have a POWERFUL advocate on all of our sides!! :yay: :w00t:
     
  7. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    Though I'd love to take the credit for all this, there are 44 DoDMERBIANS, Concorde, and CENTECH contractors that are committed day in and day out, where some folks say, I should just be plain old committed:smile:

    Again, we can't always give people the things they want, but we guarantee, we look at each and every applicant record as though it was our OWN promotion or retirement record...because if we don't, that might be the way our leadership looks at our records.

    So, thanks for all the praise, but I'm just the front guy to the folks that do all the real work.:thumb:
     
  8. Sedrider

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    I too was in your situation.

    I was also offered a 4-year Army ROTC Scholarship pending medical qualification.I talked to Mr.Mullen, less then a week later I checked DODMERB's site, and I was good to go. You should have no problem at all receiving a waiver.
    Good luck!
     
  9. Future JAG

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    Wow. Thanks everyone, especially Mr. Mullen, sounds like I don't have to fear the DoDMERB anymore. I can now honestly say that even though before, I was extremely upset, and worried, I am now put at ease. I know that there is no guarantee, but, at least I know that I have a fighting chance. Thanks you guys! :thumb::shake:
     

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