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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by yfx4, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. yfx4

    yfx4 Dad of a former Candidate

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    Got that letter from the waiver committee. Rebuttal is possible but.... basically have to PROVE to AFA waiver committee that something did not happen. Good luck with that. A bitter moment--we did the right thing for DS, the MD he saw had incomplete notes so the waiver committee can only assume and fill in the pieces. I'd probably do the same thing in their place.

    Thanks to all of you here. You have been a source of hope and support, even when you didn't know it. Special thanks to Flieger and LEMullen. Your guidance and advice are invaluable. Praise for your dedication and help can never truly reflect its value.

    IMHO, the AF is missing out on a GREAT person. But I'm biased.:rolleyes::eek:

    God has a different plan for DS.

    Later.:thumb:
     
  2. firmament

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    Sorry to hear this news for your ds. I am sure you are right, there is something else out there equally challenging and rewarding for him to pursue.
    And whose to say it still doesn't include the USAFA? Whichever path it is, wishing him fair winds and clear skies with his future endeavors.
     
  3. Boozebin

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    I’m sorry to hear about you DS and the AFA but don’t give up. The AF doesn’t have to miss out on a great person because he’s not going to the AFA! If he truly wants to server act on the secondary plan of ROTC scholarships! There are other avenues to become a great officer in our Armed Services. Remember while the academies are great institution it is only one gateway to your goals not the only one. Basically don’t give up just because of this set back. I don’t want to lose a great person for my Air Force either!! Keep going and don’t let anything stop you!
     
  4. Pima

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    I am sorry to hear that the waiver did not come through.

    Maybe, you can investigate this further and re-apply next yr so that the waiver is not an issue. Is it possible with time and the right doc to get the issue cleared up so he can be a candidate next yr?
     
  5. Luigi59

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    ROTC also requires a medical qualification from DODMERB.
     
  6. Pima

    Pima Parent

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    Luigi is correct if they do not qualify for the AFA regarding a waiver it is unlikely that they will for ROTC.

    Remember upon graduation the ROTC cadet is AD just like the AFA cadet, so medically that is one thing they try to keep equal when giving waivers.
     
  7. Boozebin

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    Crap sorry I forgot that about ROTC! Well there's the third plan of re-applying next year... bottom line don't give up!
     
  8. yfx4

    yfx4 Dad of a former Candidate

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    The letter specifies concerns over the stress of the academy and deployment. Right now we are clarifying whether this disqualifies him from future military service at all. I really doubt he would be OKed for ROTC or post-college officer training based on the letter and our conversations with the waiver authority.

    Even though they are wrong.........:mad:
     

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