DoDMERB DQ

USNA2012Dad

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My son has just received a DQ from DoDMERB. Does anyone know an approximate time before USNA will:
1. Contact son concerning a waiver?
2. Make their decision about a waiver?

DoDMERB website says not to do anyting yet. Any suggestions?

Also, the BGO has indicated to my son that he is planning on submitting his file to the first admissions review board in Sept. for a LOA. If there has been no action concerning a waiver, do you think BGO will still submit for a LOA?

Thanks for your input.
 

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The waiver process is initiated by USNA admissions once they decide that an applicant is one that they are interested in. Once admissions identifies an applicant, they will then notify the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). BUMED will then review the applicants medical and make the waiver decision. Once they make a decision it is passed to DoDMERB and DoDMERB notifies the applicant and the academy. It may be that BUMED will request additional information, in that case DoDMERB will notify the applicant.

From the time BUMED is notified that the applicant is one that admissions would like them to look at it can take 6 -8 weeks. The admissions process continues regardless of what medical status an applicant is in, so an LOA is possible, as well as a conditional acceptance, pending clearance of medical.
 

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Also, the BGO has indicated to my son that he is planning on submitting his file to the first admissions review board in Sept. for a LOA. If there has been no action concerning a waiver, do you think BGO will still submit for a LOA?
BGOs are not in the decision process as to either when files are submitted or whether they are LOA material.
 

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BGOs are not in the decision process as to either when files are submitted or whether they are LOA material.
I wonder why he would have told him this. I was there and heard it myself. Oh well, we will keep up the faith and do everything we can for a waiver.
 

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Waiver Approved

Quick update. Son received a letter today from USNA stating that his waiver has been approved.

I urge everyone to follow Retnavy's advice. Son responded to all remedials, requested a waiver (even though not required for USNA), sent letter stating that how DQ condition effects him, and had his doctor write a letter.

Son had almost given up hope . . . then letter arrived today!

Ok, now that the waiver process is over, it seemed easy. Now the hard part, two MOC interviews next week, one to be scheduled. Then the wait.
 
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