AROTC Medical Disqualification - Hope?

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  1. C76706340

    C76706340 VMI Class of 2019+3, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    Unfortunately, I learned today that I had been medically disqualified from AROTC for the same reasons that disqualified me from attending USMA. Is it possible that the waiver review for AROTC will somehow turn out differently than it did for USMA? Is there still hope?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Falcon A

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    C - please refresh me on your situation. Did USMA deny you a medical waiver? Have you received a notification that AROTC has denied you a medical waiver?
     
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    C76706340 VMI Class of 2019+3, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    USMA denied my medical waiver. I have not yet received a notification that AROTC has denied me a medical waiver - my medical status for AROTC is: "Pending Waiver Submission/Review".

    I am worried that the medical process for AROTC will reach the same conclusion that it did for USMA.
     
  4. Falcon A

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    C- copy all.

    There is hope. It may all depend on the circumstances for the USMA denial. USMA may have been "full" for your condition -- they may have already used up their waivers for condition "X" on other candidates (i.e. MOC slate winners, recruited athletes, etc.). I have seen it reported here that there are some conditions where USMA has a limit on the number of particular medical condition waivers.

    The good news for you is AROTC has already determined that they want you (vs the situation with USMA where you were in the "competitive pool") thus if AROTC can do a waiver, they most likely will... Best wishes to you ... And thanks for being willing to serve.
     
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  5. C76706340

    C76706340 VMI Class of 2019+3, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    Thank you for the feedback!
     
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    Yes there is always hope. AROTC has different standards of what they will approve for a waiver than USMA. I know you want to serve but if you were qualified for USMA and an AROTC scholarship, I gather you'll do well no matter where your future leads you. Best of luck to you from a fellow avid mountain biker!!
     
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    Is the medical diagnosis/condition actually correct? The reason why I’m asking is that my DS was misdiagnosed, which caused DQ. Very stressful! However, he went for a second opinion and eventually was cleared. Never give up!!
     
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    There is truly only one way to find out, which is to go through the entire waiver process. Without getting into the details of your condition/diagnosis, unless you see your issue in what Falcon provided above there is certainly a chance. We get several waivers signed a year so just be patient and be extremely proactive in getting your AMIs and documentation in as soon as possible as USACC will be processing a ton of them this fall and you want yours as close to the top of the pile as possible.
     
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  11. GoCubbies

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    Yes. It's very possible. There is a different physician(s) reviewing ROTC waivers than USMA waivers. When you have 2 different human beings reviewing the same thing, you can very well possibly have 2 different outcomes. Plus, the waiver authority for ROTC and USMA are not the same so the reviewing physicians may judge the same condition differently based on the guidance/directive of the WA.

    Ideally, it shouldn't be this way because the standards are the same and should be applied uniformly to any commissioning source for the Army.

    As they say in medicine... if you ask 2 different doctors an opinion on something, you'll get 3 different opinions.

    Good luck. You're still in the running for that ROTC scholarship.