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    No word from anyone and no BOV mtg mins. My son learned in the WP exit interview that all...

    No word from anyone and no BOV mtg mins. My son learned in the WP exit interview that all separated cadets can reapply to WP and write a letter to the Dean saying anything to support their case for readmission. He's reapplying and has written an impassioned letter to the Dean. After all of the...
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    Any word on if the WPBOV will review your case? I was told that if they decide to review my...

    Any word on if the WPBOV will review your case? I was told that if they decide to review my son's case then I will be notified. So far nothing.
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    West Point Board of Visitors meeting, July 1, 9am-12 EST.
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    What is odd is that they are making it into an issue now when they never questioned it before. But moreover, they are making it something it is not bc it suits their purpose. It was not considered by DODMERB bc it is a non-issue. My son has no health problems period, from any childhood condition...
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    What do you mean by petition? As in 'request' or as in a collection of signatures?
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    He went to dermatologist because of dandruff and itchy scalp. It had zero to do with any childhood condition. He was misdiagnosed out of either ignorance or convenience. A Harvard expert and educator in the disorder who thoroughly examined him, said exactly that and cleared him, saying he was...
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    I have always been a fighter and taught my three sons to do the same. We fight to the end. even if my son's discharge is not overturned, I want to push back on this unjustified medical separation for the benefit of future cadets.
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    Wow. So much for saving money on high risk individuals! Unbelievable - and yet not. In a previous post I mentioned the same thing about a liaison and some kind of discharge process to connect medically separated cadets with other colleges so they can finish their education smoothly. And the fact...
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    It is certainly a very difficult life lesson that things are not always fair and leaders do not always do the right thing. it is frustrating for me to see leaders not abiding by the same Creed they teach the cadets - such as, to do the harder right rather than the easier wrong. My son and I...
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    My son told me the same. Whether they are truly trying to keep those involved (i.e., football players) in, say, the recent drug overdose incident and, less recently, the cheating scandal, is certainly discussed among cadets (though stated as fact by my son). However, this is the same...
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    I'm talking about support for INVOLUNTARY separation, when WP medically separates, especially when it's very questionable or against the desire of a cadet. This isn't about hanging tough with the rigors of WP. My son is being wrongfully separated based on a condition he doesn't have. He has been...
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    It seems to me that WP should have a process for cadets being separated. There should be someone at WP who can work with cadets to get established at other colleges - military focused or not. Perhaps there can be a working relationship between WP and particular universities who are willing to...
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    Do you know for sure whether a cadet who gets medically separated from WP can serve in the army elsewhere, or is he forever barred from Army service? For example, could my son enlist in the 'real' army (as he calls it), or would they not accept him bc he was medically separated from WP?
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    Thank you for that info. I'm also thankful that, because my son's tactical officer threw a fit about his being discharged, my son was given permission to finish the semester. He is currently working with a JAG officer, and Congressional and Senate offices. Why the WP Board Of Visitors? What do...
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    Medical Separation: Deciding Between USMA and ROTC Scholarship - One Additional Consideration

    My son was given his separation memo in March saying he was being medically separated because of the skin disorder he had as a child. My son went to a Harvard doctor who specializes in the skin condition he had. This doctor cleared him of any health issues and said he is fully healthy and able...
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