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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by US21, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. US21

    US21 New Member

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    Hi, does anybody know how strict the dodmerb is on scarring? I have a few large noticeable scars on my bicep, from an incident at the beach, but they are all healed. I also have one on my cheek from a snake bite a long time ago. None of these will interfere with the military equipment. Would I need to sign a waiver? Thank you all for info.
     
  2. redwhitebluemom

    redwhitebluemom Member

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    I do not know for fact, but I can’t imagine that scarring that does not interfere with with function will be an issue. At most they might require some kind of documentation from your doctor related to the injuries. When enlisted many years ago, I had to get info from my doc on several “conditions” that were no big deal, and in fact weren’t real conditions at all, but once I provided the paperwork everything was fine.

    Try not to worry about this. It’s out of your hands so worrying will produce nothing.
     
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  3. THParent

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    The USNA Instruction 6240.10E (Body Alteration Form) is concerned with scars only when they are intentional.
    Scars from just going through life's bumps and scrapes, are not a big deal.

    Was the "incident at the beach" one of those "oh sure, but you should have seen the other guy!" stories? ;)
     
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    I thought of the face scar, and it reminded me of the Amazon Prime movie entitled "Speed & Angels" about two F-14 pilots (Jay Consalvi and Meagan Varley) who were last to fly the Aluminum Cloud, before they were replaced by Hornets.

    Jay's callsign was "Face Shot", because he was at a party in High School and was negligently shot in the face with a loaded handgun, at the age of 17 (with an Offer of Appointment to USNA). He lost his Offer of Appointment to the Naval Academy because of the injury, but went on to be a Tomcat driver nonetheless.
     
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  5. MittenMan

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    Well THP I'm glad you jumped in there first 'cause I just want to know was it the face or butt that the snake bit....
     
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