DODMERB DQ

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by 19gatwood, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. 19gatwood

    19gatwood New Member

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    I was recently DQ'd for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Has anyone dealt with the waiver process for this syndrome? Moreover, is this a waiver I am likely to be granted?
     
  2. THParent

    THParent Member

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    It all depends. Do you have IBS right now, or do you have a prior history of IBS?
    If you had a history of IBS and you haven't had it in over a year and are not on any medication to treat IBS, it may be waiverable.
    If you have it and are on medication - I would consider the chances for a waiver to be slim - at least in The Navy.

    I am not however, a Doctor. I also don't know anything about what Admissions does with waivers.
    Since it's the service academy who initiates the waiver process and grants it or not, it's a wait-and-see thing for you I'm afraid.
     
  3. mcfamilyof4

    mcfamilyof4 Member

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    would wearing Rx glasses be a DQ at all? I assume not since I see a lot of mids wearing glasses
     
  4. GoCubbies

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    It depends

    If your eye glasses prescription is too high, then it’s a DQ.

    Your visual acuity is another potential source of a DQ.
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    Whatever you do, do NOT get Lasik or PRK before attending USNA. That is almost always an automatic DQ and probably would not be waived. Vision correction surgery is offered to 2/C while at USNA.
     
  6. boatsfordays

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    If USNA has already requested a waiver process be initiated then that's great and means you are competitive. I know seeing a DQ is like a punch in the gut, but trust the process. If you've not gotten a request for additional information yet then get paperwork ready in case it is requested and trust the process. Try posting on the Dodmerb section of this site for more specific dodmerb questions, but be careful not to post anything that would identify you specifically. And don't hesitate to call your Dodmerb contact... they really are ready and willing to help.
     
  7. momofmod

    momofmod Member

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    Not at all....you'll be issued a lovely pair of "Birth Control" glasses plebe summer as a matter of fact!