Flat Feet AFROTC

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Phyzix, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Phyzix

    Phyzix Member

    Sep 28, 2014
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    Been hearing mixed answers. I have flat feet. Like a bad case of it. I can run np. But it hurts when I do. I usually don't struggle breath wise as much as feet wise. However, if I push through, they will allow it right?
  2. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    That is a DoDMERB question in my opinion.
  3. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

    Jan 14, 2013
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    +1 to Pima

    It is a DQ, only AFROTC can waive.
    D223.20 Current or history of rigid or symptomatic pes planus Current or history of rigid or symptomatic pes planus

    Contact DoDMERB helpline and ask if its waiverable.

    Since it's the AF I would say as long as it does not affect your backswing or your ability to keep score on the course then you should be good to go.
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  4. USMCDad

    USMCDad Member

    Mar 27, 2014
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    Sheriff, I know that was meant in good humor, but perhaps will fall a bit flat (no pun intended)....

    My recommendation would be to still apply and let the process play out....knowing that potentially your condition is disqualifying...but that's a decision neither you or anyone else here can make...

    That said, know that many patriotic Americans get told "no". To counter that downer, a buddy of mine was in a pretty bad motorcycle accident and lost his big toe. He still managed to a) stay on Active Duty b) get picked up for a commissioning program c) be selected for flight training d) fly Harriers before leaving the Marine Corps to pursue life in the private sector....which is to say, lots of variables, lots of potential outcomes.
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

    Mar 8, 2010
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    DoDMERB is not going to be able to tell you whether or not it's waiverable, because DODMERB does not waive. Air Force will tell you if it's waiverable. You'll need to talk to the enrollment officer for good advice, but you won't really know until you try.

    Here is part of the problem with DODMERB vs what applicants think their medical conditions are. Flat feet isn't a medical condition. What Sheriff showed is what you could possibly be diagnosed with by a doctor and subsequently disqualified for. But until a doctor

    Here's a link to my primer on the DODMERB process http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/dodmerb-part-1-open-up-and-say-ahhhh/ You'll find links to the DODMERB standards and the Army standards. I'm sure you can find the Air Force standards somewhere on the internet. You need a doctor to tell you "no kidding" what your medical condition is and then see if it's a DODMERB disqualifier, and then if it is an Air Force disqualifier. You still won't know until you ask Air Force