1. C

    ROTC & DODMERB Waiver

    My son received a nomination to USMA but after review they decided not to pick up a waiver for a dislocated elbow in his history (fully recovered w/ all docs in the DODMERB file). He is now pursuing an AROTC scholarship. Does anyone know if having a pending DQ status with DODMERB will impact...
  2. F

    Waiver Assistance

    Dear Everyone, I am currently in the process of applying to the USNA and the USMMA, I have completed every step and the last thing I needed was to be cleared by DODMERB. They had flagged me for having a history with psoriasis. In reality I have a mild case of psoriasis that isn't visible, my...
  3. R

    The Waiver Process

    These questions are for @DoDMERB - Deputy Chief or anyone who might know: 1. An applicant has been given a single DQ and then awarded a waiver from two separate SAs with only an applicant statement requested. The third has requested that the applicant see a specialist. Once the applicant sees...
  4. FlyingWings

    Waiver Question

    Hello. After searching through some threads I have a question about the waiver process. Context I finished all of my medical examinations in early August and received a DQ at the end of the month. I've been under "Waiver Review" since the end of August with no change to my DODMERB portal...
  5. N

    "Board qualified" but DODMERB has not synced with Navy application yet .

    I have been through the ringer on my path to becoming medically qualified and last week I thought I finally ironed out the issue. My DODMERB is complete but it is not yet synced and labeled as complete on my Navy portal. I was recently informed that I am also "Board qualified" or "triple...
  6. R

    Help: When will DoDMERB Contact me?

    I have completed everything on the application for USAFA, USMMA, and USCGA except for the essays (which I'm working on, I just want them to be as good as possible before submitting). My question; is DodDMERB supposed to contact me for my medical examination? Or do I contact them? And do I need...
  7. Fotouman

    Waiver Deadline?

    Currently, I have an LOA to USAFA, pending nomination and medical qualification. My problem is that I've been DQ'd for shoulder dislocation that happened last month. :( I have scheduled a surgery for around the end of December. After surgery, I will have to do rehab and physical therapy to build...
  8. U

    USNA medical exam question

    I broke my elbow when I was 2 years old and I am just now seeing that any type of elbow fracture is disqualifying. However my elbow has been perfectly fine for 16 years. I have not received my results of my medical examination yet, however, what are the chances this disqualifies me? D225.50...
  9. B

    Prior Marijuana Usage

    Around a year ago, I applied for USAFA. On the DoDMERB I took at the time, they asked about prior marijuana usage. I put no, as that was the truth at the time. However, I did not get into the Academy. After that I did not have a desire to reapply for USAFA after and thought that was the end...
  10. 2

    DoDMERB - awaiting receipt of initial medical exam

    Hello everyone. I am currently awaiting the results of my DoDMERB exams. I completed the exams over two weeks ago and the website says that my case was complete as of November 18, 2019. Although my case was complete, my portal still remains to say that I am scheduled in my contact area, rather...
  11. G

    Getting surgery while at the Academy

    Over this summer I injured my knee at wrestling practice and needed arthroscopic surgery and because of that I am disqualified by DODMERB because it was less than 6 months ago, but I have full mobility back and can do just about everything I could prior to the accident. My CFA looked good and I...
  12. S

    Received DQ today. Are these codes "waiverable?"

    DS was DQ'd by DoDMERB today with the following codes: D155.70 Myopia - refractive error greater than -8.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) Myopia - refractive error greater than -8.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) D225.00 History of any dislocation, subluxation or instability of the...
  13. 23usna23

    Kerataconus--do I qualify to commission?

    I am currently a Midshipman at USNA and I was told over Plebe Summer that I have Keratoconus. I did not think too much of it, as I thought it was a common disorder and that people who have it here receive PRK or LASIK before commissioning. Unfortunately, surgery is not recommended for...
  14. 2

    Just curious

    I wonder how many candidates (ROTC/SAs/OCS) are DoDMERB qualified without needing a waiver (that is, they make the DoDI 6130.03 requirements). Seems to me that this percentage would be quite low considering the number of people on here with DQs and waivers.
  15. S

    Does a LOA help my chances of being medically waived?

    Hello, so I received my LOA recently and have already been asked to go to a paid visit to West Point for later this month (yayy), which is great and all but I'm very nervous about being medically disqualified. I have two conditions that I know for sure are grounds for disqualification but I was...
  16. J

    Daughter asked to complete DODMERB in first month of college/AFROTC

    Daughter is in AFROTC in freshman year of college. Was in JROTC in HS. Has now been asked to do DODMERB. Any ideas why? Should she discuss this with instructors?
  17. M

    Go through OSUT or wait for ROTC contract

    Hello, I'm an MSII at my schools AROTC Batallion. I fell like I'm in a very very critical moment of decision making in my life and would like some wisdom passed down or any advice. So basically, I enlisted in July of 2018 with my programs NG Recruiter. Ever since then, I've been drilling at RSP...
  18. T

    Army ROTC Medical Questions

    I’m a sophomore in college right now and I was planning on joining the ROTC. My plan was to take a year off college, enlist in the regular army first, and then join the ROTC as an SMP. (I know that you don’t have to enlist beforehand but I want to do it.) So the problem is that recently I was...
  19. M

    DODMERB Urine Test

    Does the DODMERB still have a urine test? If so what does it test for?
  20. 2

    Asthma 1 Month After 13th Birthday

    So here is the situation: I was last seen for "asthma" approximately one month after my 13th birthday. I already know this will result in a DQ. I have never been prescribed any medication or seen for asthma after that date; however, the word "asthma" still appears in my conditions to this day...