DoDmerb Arthris Disqualification

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Colossus1424, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Colossus1424

    Colossus1424 5-Year Member

    Jan 20, 2010
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    I am a senior in high school and applied for both the Army Nursing ROTC and Marine Corps ROTC Scholarships. I receieved a four year Army ROTC Scholarship to five of my top schools and have not heard back from the Marine Corps ROTC yet. I am going for my eye doctor appointment and medical physical sometime next week. I have a problem though and am worried about being medically disqualified. When I was younger around the age of 7 I was sent to a doctor who sent me for a bunch of blood tests and it was dteremined that I had symptoms of juvenile spondelo arthritis. I was put on a small dosage of Celebrex to help the symptoms. By the age of 12 I was considered in remission and completely grew out of the arthritis. Every six months I was required to get a blood test and the disease only showed up once, the first time. I am now completely fine I have no ophysical problems or restrictions. I play baseball, work out in the gym 5 to 6 days a week and run very often. When trainign for the ROTC physical fitness tests I was able to get my 3 mile time down to 20:45. I plan on getting a letter form my specialist saying that i am perfectly fine and have no restrictions.

    Will the arthritis medically disqualify me or will the pass me since I have no further problems and am physically active?

    Will the contact my doctr for medical records?

    If I was to be diqulafied how does the waiver process work do they also look at your academic and PT test qualifications?

    Would it also help If a wrote a letter stating hwo active I am, that I have no probelms, and how badly I want to be in teh ROTC?

    Thank you for your time and I am sorry for writing so much. Any one with information woudl help btu if someone on thsi forum was a retired or current DoDmerb worker that would be extremely helpful. Thank you again and Im sorry for writing so much.
  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE 5-Year Member

    May 31, 2008
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    I think U may have already, but if not, Cut and paste you posting; provide your full name and last 4 SSN; and send to I can assist U better from there.:thumb:

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