What does this mean?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by FatherOfFive, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. FatherOfFive

    FatherOfFive Member

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    My son received his DODMERB results in July that showed him as:

    USMA - qualified
    USAFA - Commission qualified

    The next page contained a page of notes. #9 on this page read in part... "You are qualified for the USNA, however if your vision..." You know the rest.

    Since my son wears glasses this was expected.

    Last week my son received another document from DODMERB that now shows his status as:

    USMA - Qualified
    USNA - Qualified <--- this is new
    USAFA - Commission qualified

    We were not expecting this change and view it as a positive especially considering the USNA is his first choice of SAs.

    Q:Is this a normal occurence?

    Thanks
     
  2. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    FoF,

    What happened was the Naval Academy just put your son into the DoDMERB system for review. USNA waits until they have at least 50% of the admissions package complete before giving the applicants info to DoDMERB. So he is now medically qualified for DoDMERB. Since his status is "qualified" and not "waiverable" his uncorrected distant visual acuity isn't bad enough to warrant the need for an administrative wavier for vision. So congratulations to your son, and lets hope the admissions process ends with an offer! :thumb:
     
  3. FatherOfFive

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    Thank you, this makes perfect sense now.

    -FatherOfFive
     

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