DoDMERB- Army ROTC- Hypothyroidism

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  1. Lonestar Charlie

    Lonestar Charlie New Member

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    I'm about to begin the DoDMERB process for Army ROTC and would appreciate some insight. I have hypothyroidism which is controlled by medicine. What is the likelihood of getting a medical waiver granted for hypothyroidism? Has anyone been successful recently?

    Background info: I tried to enlist in the Army Reserves in May 2017 but my medical waiver for hypothyroidism was denied. I was told that I wasn't permanently DQ'd, but that I'd have to wait 6 months to try the enlistment process again.
     
  2. GoCubbies

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    Unfortunately, the chances for a waiver for hypothyroidism currently treated with meds is pretty low but possible.

    I’ve seen only high-demand specialists like anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, nurse anesthetists, etc get waivers for commissioning in the Army so they have the best chance to get one. You’re not out of the running yet.

    Wouldn’t hurt to try to get that waiver though. I’d bring copies of your TSH and T4 labs for the past couple years to demonstrate stability. If you’ve had any procedures like an ultrasound or thyroidectomy, then I’d bring the reports to the DODMERB exam.

    Good luck.
     
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