CFA and Waivers

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Blue&SilverBear, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Blue&SilverBear

    Blue&SilverBear USAFA Grad/ALO

    Aug 5, 2012
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    Little bro maxed out half the CFA and was really strong in the other items, but he will still require a couple medical waivers.

    Does a better CFA help on the waiver front? The (minor) things requiring waivers clearly don't hold him back. Any insights?
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    No. Performance on the CFA is not related to your chances for a medical waiver. The fact that you can participate in sports is also not directly related to your medical issue. For example, many people with asthma play competitive sports at a high level (see Jackie Joyner-Kersee). However, that has little bearing on what will happen if you are on active duty in the middle of dusty Afghanistan or Iraq and suffer an asthma attack and you don't have your inhaler or it runs out or . . . and you become a liability to your unit or get yourself killed. THAT is what concerns the military.

    What CAN help is how much a SA wants you across the board. Clearly, your athletic prowess can be a factor in such a determination. But the issue is your desirability as a candidate, including athletics, that MAY make a SA more likely to give you a waiver vs. whether the fact that you are great at athletics makes your medical disqualification "less serious."

    Hope this is clear.:wink:

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