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Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by mfleisher1, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. mfleisher1

    mfleisher1 Member

    Nov 9, 2013
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    I have recently been awarded an AROTC scholarship. I haven't received my official winner's letter specifying the date of my DoDMERB, but I have heard that this exam often disqualifies people, which worries me.

    What usually goes wrong to disqualify people? Past injuries? Height/weight? Other variables

    Would past knee surgery be a disqualifying factor? I've been playing football and wrestling for 3 years since the surgery with no issues.

    If anybody has answers to these questions or any other information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  2. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

    May 7, 2010
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    Congratulations on the AROTC scholarship - they seem to be increasingly tough to win.

    Regarding DoDMERB disqualifications, nobody here can answer your questions. If you scroll back through the DoDMERB thread you'll see a panoply of causes of disqualification. You need to remember that getting a DQ does not necessarily terminate your scholarship. Many people have had DQs, even multiple DQs, yet gone on to retain the scholarships.

    If you want to diagnose yourself, here's a link to the Army Standards of Medical Fitness, which I believe to be current. Chapter 2 is relevant to ROTC.

  3. Strength and Honor

    Strength and Honor Member

    Jun 7, 2013
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    I'd guess for a knee surgery they're going to want to see all Pre and post-operation paperwork from your doctor?
  4. txpotato

    txpotato Member

    Jan 10, 2013
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    Re knee surgery. Our son had knee surgery for a torn meniscus shortly after the 2nd board met last year. He was awarded a 4 year scholarship. We went through the DODMERB remedial process. It was EASY. We secured all paperwork relating to the surgery and PT. I believe there was a 3 month wait until he could be cleared by the DOD. After that he was qualified. No problems. It depends on the surgery (torn meniscus, torn ACL, etc.).

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