College Applicant question - medical

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So DS will be a 1st time applicant for C/O 2029 as a college freshman. For multiple reasons that I will not bore anyone with, he only applied to Annapolis out of HS. He did pass DODMERB with no waivers required, but was interested to know if his medical would need to be reviewed again for Army standards, or is passing good for Army as well. I know he will need to retake the CFA and the Army standards are tougher there, but didn't know on the medical piece.
 
So DS will be a 1st time applicant for C/O 2029 as a college freshman. For multiple reasons that I will not bore anyone with, he only applied to Annapolis out of HS. He did pass DODMERB with no waivers required, but was interested to know if his medical would need to be reviewed again for Army standards, or is passing good for Army as well. I know he will need to retake the CFA and the Army standards are tougher there, but didn't know on the medical piece.
DoDMERB exam results and records are valid for 2 years from exam date. All pre-comm programs who are “customers” of DoDMERB can access this information. At some point he will have to update his medical history with any new injuries, illnesses, surgeries, Rx, etc.

The CFA is the same, but Army does require a video and is a stickler for form. No one knows what the internal evaluation scale for CFA is, thought it is likely it differs among SAs.
 
So DS will be a 1st time applicant for C/O 2029 as a college freshman. For multiple reasons that I will not bore anyone with, he only applied to Annapolis out of HS. He did pass DODMERB with no waivers required, but was interested to know if his medical would need to be reviewed again for Army standards, or is passing good for Army as well. I know he will need to retake the CFA and the Army standards are tougher there, but didn't know on the medical piece.
Welcome to USMA ! His medical is good for two years unless there is some change such as injury --
 
DoDMERB exam results and records are valid for 2 years from exam date. All pre-comm programs who are “customers” of DoDMERB can access this information. At some point he will have to update his medical history with any new injuries, illnesses, surgeries, Rx, etc.

The CFA is the same, but Army does require a video and is a stickler for form. No one knows what the internal evaluation scale for CFA is, thought it is likely it differs among SAs.
DS did both Navy's CFA and Army's CFA. It seems that Navy is more focus on overall fitness which DS passed at 1st try during his weekend visit. Army is very strict on each event (a bit high standard on minimum), for the same scores from the Navy, DS failed on basketball throw and shuttle run. After a few months practices, he finally passed the army CFA.
 
DS did both Navy's CFA and Army's CFA. It seems that Navy is more focus on overall fitness which DS passed at 1st try during his weekend visit. Army is very strict on each event (a bit high standard on minimum), for the same scores from the Navy, DS failed on basketball throw and shuttle run. After a few months practices, he finally passed the army CFA.
Thankfully, the physical aspect is good to go. As long as we don't have to do something with DODMERB again. DS had to do one remedial exam that we had to drive almost 3 hours to the appointment, and between the drive and the snafu with the actual appointment and finding the results afterwards, it was a total nightmare.
 
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