When will I know if DS is competitive

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  1. goldtrim3

    goldtrim3 Member

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    My son completed his Naval Academy application about 1 week ago. He has gone through the medical review and there are 2 medical DQs that we are working to resolve so we can submit additional information to DODMERB. DODMERB has indicated that the Academy will request a Waiver if the candidate is deemed competitive. How long does it typically take for the USNA to make a decision on whether a candidate is deemed competitive?
     
  2. sandnnw

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    You'll get a reply back, may take awhile so don't fret too much. Watch the computer weekly.

    Take a look at the 2017 class portrait , this will help you understand what they are looking for. Keep in mind mostly athletic type folks.

    Don't let a lot of the posts here fool you. If your DS is weak in one area, hopefully he's much better in the other and that may help.

    Be sure to get your MOC info in NOW and apply for any/all nominations possible. My DS had several dings from DODMERB, so don't sweat it at this point. He got in at the last minute.

    You can share some stats about your DS, this forum is filled full of folks who either are alums, recent grads and supportive parents, B&G officers. They will eventually speak up.

    Hug your DS, lend him support during this time...its very challenging. Best of luck!
     
  3. goldtrim3

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    DS recieved a LOA....now we have to work through DODMERB DQs...thanks for the insight
     
  4. osdad

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    If your question is if your son is competitive enough for the NA to grant a waiver I think the LOA confirms that he is. Very few of those are given out. That doesn't mean they will absolutely grant a waiver. But I suspect that there are less of those given out than medical waivers granted. Of course it ultimately depends on the medical condition being waived.
     
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    My Son had an LOA in Oct. and 2 DQs from DODMERB. Around January he received full waivers and is now a Plebe in the class of 2017. Just get your supporting material in to DODMERB. Send anything you think will help. Good Luck.
     
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    Thanks, we will keep pressing forward
     
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    Thanks for sharing. This is encouraging
     

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