Can I still join army rotc if I have asthma ?

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  1. mikemike998

    mikemike998 New Member

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    Can I still join army rotc if I have asthma if I can't join rotc of having asthma can I get a waiver for asthma ?
     
  2. hhucks4

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    Asthma is a DQ, but there is a possibility for a waiver as long as it doesn't affect daily functions or exercise to an extent that you would put yourself and others in danger.
     
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    mikemike998 New Member

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    Who do I need to talk about the waiver ?
     
  4. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator

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    Some clarifications...
    • You can ENROLL in AROTC (BASIC) as an MS-1 cadet without any medical exam and no contract is required.
    • To receive a scholarship contract or non-scholarship contract, you will need to pass both the APFT and DODMERB.
    • You cannot move forward to the ADVANCED program (junior and senior year) without a contract.
    • Asthma can DQ you from passing DODMERB, but Army Cadet Command can review your file for a waiver if your cadre requests that your file be considered.
    There are tons of prior threads on this topic. Use the search function accordingly.

    Good luck!
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator

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    The AROTC Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) at your college.
     
  6. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    Read the DODMERB forum here on SAF, especially the Stickies at the top. There is a complete process for submitting a medical history, getting a physical, having a Q or DQ determination made, if DQ the opportunity to submit any remedial documents requested, and then the Service determination if a waiver is offered. Your ROTC battalion staff can advise you.

    Many AROTC unit websites have info on the process. Here’s are a few below. Though one is a few years old, it’s good description.

    https://rotc.georgetown.edu/about/faqs

    https://goldenknightbattalion.com/2011/03/16/dodmerb-part-1-open-up-and-say-ahhhh/

    You can also use the Search function here on SAF to browse dozens and dozens of threads on ROTC, DODMERB, asthma.