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  1. ma25

    Color Vision Deficiency Waiver Granted for NROTC DODMERB

    DS had been preparing for USNA since 7th grade. He failed the Ishihara Pip test at the DodMerb Physical. We knew it would be a very slim chance to get a color vision waiver and appointment even though he's pretty awesome :) . After receiving the TWE for USNA we thought all hope was lost. He...
  2. S

    Fire ant allergy not recorded in medical history

    I developed an allergy to fire ants that needs an Epipen after my DoDMERB exam. I let the DoDMETS CIV Team know about this new development over phone and they told me to shoot an email regarding any changes in my medical history. I did as they told an now I find out after I received my...
  3. J

    AFA Asthma Waiver

    So I had a Methacholine challenge test on Wednesday and just finished a PFT today. The Methacholine test was negative with only a change of -7% on the final dose and the PFT showed a best of 72% FVC/FEV1 ratio before albuterol (in a previous test it showed me hitting 74% before albuterol) and...
  4. A

    Waiver Consideration

    I am applying to USNA and am currently in the waiver process. My application is complete including a congressional nomination and I am currently in the "under waiver review" status on my DODMERB account. I was dq'd for an allergy to 2 tree nuts, pistachio and cashew, which over the years have...
  5. A

    Questions About Waiver Process

    Hello, I am applying to USNA and USAFA, and I was medically disqualified by DODMERB and will need a waiver. On the DODMERB site, it says under waiver review for both. I have heard conflicting information about the waiver process. Does each SA only process waivers if the candidate is determined...
  6. B

    Waiver Process

    Hey all. I recently began the waiver process, and I have submitted all the pertinent information I can muster. For those who finished the waiver process at some point, how long did the decision take for you? Thank you!
  7. S

    Strabismus medical history

    I have a history of strabismus (crossing of the eyes). I have had a strabismus surgery twice in the last 3 years (in 2018 at 15 years old & in 2020 when I was 17 years old). My last surgery was just now a year ago. Since the last surgery I have not had any issues with double vision, only at the...
  8. B

    Meps question

    In fall 2019 I broke my collarbone and later found i also tore my labrum at the same time. I had to have surgery on my labrum but the collarbone healed on its own. My usmc recruiter told me to lie lie lie at meps and I dont feel comfortable with it. Are there waivers for these and if so how hard...
  9. E

    Naval Academy Football Recruit - likelihood of medical waiver approval?

    Hi there. New to this, but wanted to see if anyone had any experience or advice that might help. My son was lucky enough to receive an offer to play football for the Naval Academy, although it came very late this year. He had several other D1 offers, including Ivy league offers. Navy is...
  10. K

    ADHD Waiver Help (AFROTC)

    To explain my situation. When I was younger I was diagnosed and given medication for ADHD and took that medication for a while. December of 2018 was the date of my last prescription (although I stopped taking it in like august of that year). So this month is my 2-year point of no meds. I NEVER...
  11. K

    Waived denied due to Myopia

    Today I found out that my waiver for Air Force ROTC was denied. The reasoning was my myopia. Previously, I was at USMA where I was granted a waiver for my myopia. They told my cadre that even though the Army took me before, AF has different standards for it. I was told that my physical exceeds...
  12. X

    Odds of DoDMERB DQ?

    Hello, recently received remedial for asthma past 13th birthday. It wasn’t asthma, just bronchospasm after influenza. It was flagged due to doctor prescribing inhaler one time as a precaution. I never used the inhaler and it was a one time prescription. I completed a pulmonary function test and...
  13. S

    An Inconsistency With Medical Records

    I was looking through my medical health summary, and I realized there is some irregularities with the records. 1) I remember getting a very minor fracture in my skull when I was around 5 years old and getting stitches for the injury. I got the treatment at the same hospital that I am currently...
  14. M

    Legg-Calve-Perthes

    Hello. I apologize if this information is out there, I searched the forums and couldn't find anything. I am applying for USMA, USAFA, and USNA and am scheduled for my medical exams next week. Unfortunately, my parents informed me that I had Legg-Calve-Perthes disease at the age of 4 as I was...
  15. V

    Medical Waiver Question (Retained Hardware)

    Hello all, So obviously I know you all don’t have the whole picture of the situation, but I’ll try to detail it as best as I can. I’m in NROTC, about to commission at the end of the year. I’ve already had one DODMERB physical and been in perfect health. But this summer, I broke my arm...
  16. L

    Adjustment Disorder Waiver and Grad School AROTC

    Hello all. I'm currently heading into my 4th year of undergrad and was unfortunately medically Dq'd from my Army ROTC program a few months ago. I was on a 3.5 yr scholarship and have been in the program since my freshman year. The Dq was due to a prescription for insomnia medication stemming...
  17. T

    Thank you + advice for USNA applicants

    Signing off the USNA board after not receiving an appointment, and grateful to many on this forum. Thank you to everyone who posted - we didn't log in a lot, but we read the boards often. As a result, we've recommended them to many people. At this point we are very reflective and feel like...
  18. J

    DQ-History of Food Allergies

    I am an aspiring AROTC student and I was DQ'd for history of food allergies. As a kid, I had a tree nut allergy, but not a peanut allergy (ironically, I'm addicted to peanut butter to this day). However, I have mostly grown out of my tree nut allergies, except for cashew nuts, which I am still...
  19. K

    What should I do?

    I was notified that I did not receive an appointment from USAFA. I'll be honest, I was very disappointed. This is due to me not being able to "receive my waiver". BUT here is the problem/question I have. I was notified that my waiver should be processed within 15 business days back in...
  20. A

    Waiting for Remedial results

    Hello everybody I hope you all are doing well, I would like to share my concern regarding my remedial submission. Please share your thoughts if you are going through a similar situation. I submitted my AMI's at the beginning of March, and I am still waiting to hear back from DoDMERB. I...
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