New Member
Oct 19, 2018
Hello, I'm in a bit of a unique situation and am really clueless when it comes to this but I has a single disqualification on my DoDMERB because I have ADHD. However, I take a prescription that basically makes me perfectly normal and my ADHD does not effect me. The situation is that I'm in AFROTC as a sophomore 250, not on scholarship, cannot qualify for scholarship before I would get contracted this summer so basically I cannot qualify for scholarship for the rest of my time in ROTC. However, I would still consider myself highly competitive in my detachment considering I scored 96.3 on my pfa and try to be a leader as much as possible. Is my detachment not notified of my DQ because of me not being on scholarship? Will my detachment consider a waiver even though I am not eligible for scholarship? Do I have any chance of becoming a pilot while having ADHD? Also am I dismissed from my program and any other info you may think would help me would be much appreciated.


10-Year Member
Oct 21, 2010
The detachment doesn't take waiver determinations. Those decisions are made elsewhere. ADHD itself can be waived but generally is not if meds are being taken. One normally needs to demonstrate their ability to handle testing, etc while off the meds for at least a year, as I recall from other threads. There are plenty of threads here on ADHD which I'm sure you can find and peruse using the search function. One should never stop taking medications without supervision from their doctor. Chances of being waived while on meds are pretty small, IMO... but I don't even play a doctor on TV so my opinion is worth what you paid for it.