Dq

I was given two dq codes for the academies and arotc having to do deal with hip surgeries I’ve had. One of the codes is inaccurate as in I’ve never had the problem of dislocated hips in my life and today my orthopedic surgeon wrote a letter stating as much. I turned the letter in to dodmerb but since I’ve already been disqualified and it’s in a waiver process will this do any good? Also will the West Point General surgeon be able to see this letter I turned into to dodmerb.
 

AROTC-dad

Moderator
5-Year Member
Read this diagram in the link below.
https://dodmerb.tricare.osd.mil/Content/MedicalWaiverConsideration.pdf

It shows the workflow of the waiver process after a candidate has been DQ'd.

Remember, DoDMERB is based in Colorado and simply determines if you are Q or DQ.
If you are DQ, it is up to the particular Academy or ROTC program to determine if you should be waived or not. Each program you apply to can have a different outcome on the waiver decision, while DoDMERB is a centralized decision.


Good luck!
 

AJC

Member
Getting the DQ is the first step in the waiver process.
DoDMERB has to DQ certain "history of"s.
The ROTC waiver process is automatic because they want to keep you if they can.
Promptly respond to requests for information, and work on your plan B.
My son's waiver took 8 months, but in the end he got it.
 

GoCubbies

Member
What were the reasons for the hip surgeries? It’s not common to have hip surgery as a child unless maybe you had a fracture.


The reason(s) for the surgery may be the cause for the DQ even if the history of hip dislocation (really not DQ if more than 2 years ago) is explained away.
 
What were the reasons for the hip surgeries? It’s not common to have hip surgery as a child unless maybe you had a fracture.


The reason(s) for the surgery may be the cause for the DQ even if the history of hip dislocation (really not DQ if more than 2 years ago) is explained away.
It’s becoming more common. I had impingements and an accident in football tore my labrum. And it’s not explaining the dislocations it’s that they never happened.
 
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