College Program with DQ?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Bert, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Bert

    Bert New Member

    Jan 4, 2014
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    Hello all,

    I'm currently awaiting from news from Pensacola regarding NROTC scholarship... And have been doing so for a while (like everyone else)! If I do wind up being awarded the scholarship, however, I will likely be medically DQ'd due to asthma issues- not current, but past the age of 13 nonetheless :frown:. Judging from threads I've read over the last few months on this site, I could be waived, but it is likely I will not. In the event that I do not receive a waiver, can I still join ROTC as a programmer with the past asthma issues? If so, will there be a cut off date in college that I must receive a waiver by or face disenrollment? It's disheartening to think that past medical issues which no longer effect me can stop me from ever commissioning, but I digress.

    I know this could probably go under the "Dodmerb" thread as well but I figure, since it is specific to ROTC, someone will know the answer. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
  2. MemberLG

    MemberLG 5-Year Member

    Jan 4, 2011
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    Someone else to chime in, but if you are medically disqualified you might be able to take some ROTC classes, not participate in the ROTC program. The main purpose of the ROTC program is to commission military officers. Regardless what you want to do in the military, you have to meet the accession medical standard (a side joke - you must be healthy enough to get kill to join the military). Military recruits bodies first than figure out what to do with them later.

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