Would this disqualify someone from going to the academy?

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  1. toocool12

    toocool12 New Member

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    I have a friend who, like me, is aspiring to go to the Naval Academy, but in the past he had an extremely rare disease but is now fully 100% cured. The disease caused no long term affects on his health and he is in great shape. He was fully cured around 6 or 7. Would this disqualify him from getting accepted to the academy?
     
  2. BlessedX4

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    If you look on the general page of the forums here, you will see the subforum for DoDMERB. If you post your question in there, Larry Mullen would be the best to answer your question...
     
  3. rksUSNA2013

    rksUSNA2013 Candidate Appointee

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    I actually tried to contact Mr. Mullen some time ago for help with my DoDMERB issues and never received a reply, but as far as I can tell from the DoDMERB forum, he's normally very helpful. I'll recommend that you simply don't take no for an answer. I won't get specific, but I have quite a medical history and every recruiter I've talked to has told me there is absolutely no chance of me ever getting into the military. I got very discouraged, but I worked hard, made myself a very competitive candidate, and proved to the admissions board that it wasn't an issue. I was recently accepted to the USNA for the class of 2013, and when I graduate I'll be entering the Unrestricted Line along with everyone else. If your friend wants it bad enough, he can make it happen.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    First of all, Larry Mullen is probably not going to reply to YOU about YOUR FRIEND's condition because of privacy issues. If your friend has a question about his status, he/she should contact Larry.

    Second, every case is individual. The situation obviously depends on any number of things such as the disease itself, how long it has been "gone," the likelihood it will recur, the potential consquences if it does recur, the impact (if any) it currently has on your friend's life, what (if anything) was removed or changed to cure your friend, etc. etc.

    You won't get an answer to this question b/c no one can answer it. As noted, if your friend wants an answer, he/she should gather up the relevant medical records and email Larry. I'm pretty sure your friend will get an answer.
     

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