Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by Just_A_Mom, Aug 22, 2007.
The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Aug 21, 2007 5:59:14 EDT
So what's the news about this???? Sad yes, but not news worthy in my mind. There are plenty of kids who show up to the academies and are turned away at the gate, I would say that is worse than being told you're not getting your ROTC scholarship. At least she has a school to go to.
Just my 2 cents.
BTW: They also got the commitment wrong for medical school. Great investigative reporting yet again.
"There are plenty of kids who show up to the academies and are turned away at the gate, I would say that is worse than being told you're not getting your ROTC scholarship."
Can you explain to me reasons why they'd get turned away? Not including old broken back injuries (Although, I find that pretty damn rude of the navy to do that this far in the game)
I've heard it happen for medical reasons, either because DODMERB didn't catch something or because the applicant wasn't entirely truthful on his application.
It's rare, but it has happened.
Tattoos, drug tests. I think the 'biggie' is that, for the sea services, it is the first time they take the FALANT color eye test. Maybe Doc could fill us in but I would categorize the occurance as rare more so than happening all the time.
In that case, if the applicant didn't disclose it, I guess it's all on them..., but I'm rather surprised that a back injury wouldn't of had been on one's medical record.
^^^^^^It was. Read the article. They presented the 2' x'4' rubber bouncing check before she was schedulded for her DoDMERB exam. Bad move on the Navy's part.
I will not post on the above article, just remember there are always 2 sides to a story, and not all the sides are always presented. I will make a couple of general statements regarding the NROTC process, and applicants who get sent home on I/R-Day.
NROTC does not submit the applicants to DoDMERB until they have been granted a scholarship. So the applicants go through the application process, get accepted, then get the medical review. right or wrong, it is the process that NROTC (and AFROTC) use at this time.
On I/R-Day, there might be one or two applicants who get sent home due to medical reasons. I can not recall, in my 8 years of working I-Day's at USNA of any applicant getting sent home at that time for not disclosing an item on the physical examination. Most of the time it was an injury that had occured between the physical exam and I-Day that the applicant did not disclose to either DoDMERB or the admissions office. I think the best one was a young lady who showed up with a full leg cast for a fractured femur that had occured 3 weks prior.
The USNA is also getting more stringent on tattoos and piercings. I have seen multiple applicants (most of them are active duty) who have decided that they did not want the tattoos removed, and as such were sent home.
Was it a matter of tattoo location, the subject of the tattoo, or both? Same with piercings.
Man, what a STUPID reason to throw away an appointment.
If a tattoo is visible in PT gear it needs to go away, and same with piercings. For tattoos it also depends on what it is. Gang, nudity, racial or other questionable tattos are a no no. Brandings are also a no no.
One year I watched as 2 active duty who had done a year at NAPS decide to go back to the fleet due to thier tattoos. They did not want to have them removed.
Thanks for the clarification. I'll admit to being surprised at the nudity restriction, though. Oh, well.
Branding? BRANDING? YUCK!
I'm curious: Does the cost of the removal fall upon the appointee? I'm assuming yes...
As for those two guys you mention, maybe it's best they didn't choose to attend. Obviously had their priorities a bit out of whack.
Branding? Seriously? Kids do this on purpose? Branding as in like on a cow?
I'm so glad I live in my very own special little protected world where certain things just never really occur to me.
You would be wrong in your assumption. The removal takes place at Bethesda, complements to the tax payers.
Yes, branding just like on a cow. Take something red hot and stick it against the upper arm normally until the flesh burns. The resulting scar leaves the brand. Mostly seen with gang activity.
Sigh...... Figures I'd get it wrong. This is why I'll never win the lottery.
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