Will I be disqualified?

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  1. Jwmiller6

    Jwmiller6 Member

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    Currently, I am waiting for DoDMERB to review my medical. However, I was on their website today and decided to look through the disqualification list. While I was on there, I noticed that any shoulder dislocation is a DQ. I dislocated my shoulder more than three years ago now. I received no medical assistance in the recovery (later I had an x-ray of it and the results came back as negative to any issues), and have not had a problem since. The doctor who adminstered my DoDMERB exam wrote that everything was fine. I have participated in sports (basketball, soccer, and I am a jiu jitsu state champ), weightlifting, hunting, fishing, and many other forms of physically demanding activities. So my question is: will this DQ me?

    Thank you!
    Jake
     
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  2. Aglahad

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    I had a stage two AC joint tear/separation and I got a waiver back in 2008. Time (and waiver acceptance) has drastically changed since then but hey it's possible.
     
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    I'm hoping that I will not have to get a waiver for it. Will they DQ someone for minor injuries that happened so long ago?
     
  4. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    They may ask for a remedial (more information request) to verify that it has healed completely after 3 years. You may have more paperwork to fill out, but in the end you should be okay. Don't sweat it until you are notified otherwise. Concentrate of finishing the academic year strong, stay in shape (sounds like a non-issue for you), and keep up your performance in ECs.

    Best wishes. :thumb:
     
  6. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    I would be careful in forecasting a positive outcome here. Best to state that a history of shoulder dislocation is a possible medical DQ based on the DODI:

    Not to burst any bubbles, but it is better to be surprised with a medical qualification than with a medical disqualification.
     
  7. Jwmiller6

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    Yes, my status changed to requesting remedial today (I am not exactly sure what to do now, because there are no codes listed). Okay, I will try not to let it bother me!

    If I am DQ'd, what is the waiver process like? Are waivers for ROTC easier to get than waivers for academies?

    Thank you!
     
  8. Dad

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    GoArmyBeatNavy has a valid point. I am not a MD nor a representative of DoDMERB. It looks like a shoulder seperation is a DQ. Just get the medical records together for when the letter comes in the mail. Be honest in your responses and make copies of everything you send.

    Regarding the waiver issue: I have heard that the chances for a waiver depend on several factors such as severity of medical issue (broken arm vs. amputee), the qualifications of the person in question ("A" student with 400 community service hours plus max on PFT vs. "C" student with attendance issues at events and PT), and the needs of the branch (a person heading into a field with many unfilled openings vs. a person heading into a field where there are 5 people competing for each job). I do not think that the SA vs. ROTC is an issue.

    Best wishes and let us know what happens. :thumb:
     
  9. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    Refer to my previous about post #5 in another thread.
     
  10. buff81

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    The post#5 that GoArmyBeatNavy is referring to is an excellent explanation of DQs and waivers.

    In regards to your second question, you can receive a waiver for ROTC and not for a SA and visa versa.
     
  11. Jwmiller6

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    Received my waiver today :thumb:! Thank you for all of the advice!
     

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