DODMERB - DQ'd NROTC but qualified AFROTC

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  1. NavyNuke96

    NavyNuke96 Member

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    How can DODMERB disqualify me for one ROTC program but qualify me for another???
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator

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    What this likely means is that:
    1. you were DQ'd by DoDMERB and BOTH NROTC and AFROTC reviewed your file
    2. AND only AFROTC granted a waiver.
    DoDMERB works for all the branches and determines either Q or DQ.

    Only each SA or ROTC program can grant a waiver.
     
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  3. NavyNuke96

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    Right. That is my point. There was no waiver submission for the AFROTC. My case went from a couple of simple remedials at DODMERB to NROTC=DQ'd (waiver submitted) and AFROTC=qualified.
     
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  5. NavyNuke96

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    No sir. No denial as of yet but it has been almost two months since the DQ/waiver submission. I am sure it is still under review. I was just curious how DODMERB could apparently qualify me for one service but not another??

    Also wondering if I happen to not receive a NROTC waiver (in a timely manner / before fall semester), if I should just opt to go with AFROTC, so I can feel comfortable about not 'being on the hook' for tuition in the event a NROTC waiver never materializes?
     
  6. AROTC-dad

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    Suggestions:
    • Contact your NROTC officer recruiter (Or Marine OSO if that is your path). Ask him/her about your DoDMERB status.
    • Check your AFROTC deadline and accept the offer, as you can change your mind if NROTC comes through. (but it is very late in the game).
    • If you WANT to be an AFROTC you should accept the offer and move forward. If it truly is something that would make you miserable, don't do it. You owe that to the enlisted personnel who would be reporting to an unhappy officer.
    • Once you commit one way or the other, don't look back.
    • Try to choose a college that you can afford to continue at in the event you don't get accepted to the POC (Air Force).
     
  7. GoCubbies

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    Is this for a vision issue?
     
  8. NavyNuke96

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    Yes. It just so happens that it is (although it is really not an 'issue'). Initial eye exam indicated vision not correctable to 20/20 in each eye. Never have had a vision problem. 20/20. Had several follow up eye exams (even with same opthamologist as initial exam)... all came back correctable to 20/20.
     
  9. rkrosnar

    rkrosnar 5-Year Member

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    Unless, things have changed and they may have or I could be wrong. There are different medical standards for each branch of the military and whether you are enlisted or a commissioned officer.

    RGK
     
  10. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    As rkrosnar notes above, there are different standards for different services and specialties.

    Why? Different missions, different task and gear and warfare platform requirements, different operating conditions, different individual roles (officer and enlisted, for example), different assessments as to the impact of certain conditions on unit readiness. Color-blindness, for example, is very important to those services for whom red and green navaids are part of everyday life. Some of the standards are common to all. Some are not, and that’s where the mission divergence lies.
     
  11. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Also, I believe each service has a limit on the number of waivers that can be granted for a given condition.
     
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  12. NROTC123

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    I have a silly question. If a waiver request is made do all branches take a look. I am currently in NROTC. So if NROTC doesn't approve waiver could another or do I need to request that of other branches
     
  13. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    They wouldn’t request a waiver for a service you are not currently associated with.
     
  14. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Waivers are requested by each service individually. In fact, it's the service that grants the waiver, not DoDMERB. DoDMERB simply qualifies or disqualifies.
     
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