Forgot 2 minor surgeries at MEPs

palley

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Hello. I posted this on the ROTC forum and was told my question is more applicable in this thread. For reference, I went to MEPs and that was used for my ROTC contract, as opposed to filling out the DoDMERB.

Will I get in trouble later on for forgetting to report having had two minor surgeries at MEPs/MEPs medical paperwork?

I am an MS2 SMP cadet in the Guard. Enlisted as 09R. I had my wisdom teeth extracted and a minor cosmetic surgery on my gum a few years ago. I forgot to mention these when I went through MEPs over a year ago and on the medical paperwork. My MEPs entry paperwork says I marked no surgeries done. I checked my records from when I actually went to MEPs and it seems a doc may have indicated I admitted to having surgery before, but it’s hard to tell. Will this get me in trouble when/if I have to get a commissioning physical later on?

I remember getting x-rays at annual SRP months later but don’t remember them asking about surgeries.

Thank you!
 

SVDII

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Hello. I posted this on the ROTC forum and was told my question is more applicable in this thread. For reference, I went to MEPs and that was used for my ROTC contract, as opposed to filling out the DoDMERB.

Will I get in trouble later on for forgetting to report having had two minor surgeries at MEPs/MEPs medical paperwork?

I am an MS2 SMP cadet in the Guard. Enlisted as 09R. I had my wisdom teeth extracted and a minor cosmetic surgery on my gum a few years ago. I forgot to mention these when I went through MEPs over a year ago and on the medical paperwork. My MEPs entry paperwork says I marked no surgeries done. I checked my records from when I actually went to MEPs and it seems a doc may have indicated I admitted to having surgery before, but it’s hard to tell. Will this get me in trouble when/if I have to get a commissioning physical later on?

I remember getting x-rays at annual SRP months later but don’t remember them asking about surgeries.

Thank you!
I don't think that this will hurt you much, if at all. You can report your mistake now, if you wish, and get it taken care of. If I may ask, why did you go to MEPS instead of DodMERB? Are you in the DEP? This is the only circumstance in which this would make sense, at least in my opinion.
 

palley

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I don't think that this will hurt you much, if at all. You can report your mistake now, if you wish, and get it taken care of. If I may ask, why did you go to MEPS instead of DodMERB? Are you in the DEP? This is the only circumstance in which this would make sense, at least in my opinion.
I went to MEPS instead of DoDMERB because I enlisted in the guard a few months before contracting with ROTC. So they already had my medical evals taken care of.
 

Usnavy2019

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You'll be fine. The worst thing that'll happen is they'll ask and then you can make the correction there. You can also go in and say you'd like to add a couple procedures you forgot to put down. Then it'll be part of your record. Plus, your procedures aren't showstoppers by any means. They are both very minor. Your commissioning physical will be more of a formality if you haven't had any medical/dental issues while enlisted.
 

MullenLE

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SMP APPLICANT Palley: If you’d like, you may send me an email: lawrence.e.mullen.civ@mail.mil; provide complete name and last 4 SSN; provide the text of your Parent's posting above to YOUR email. The subject line of the email should be “Palley- SAF =Forgot 2 minor surgeries at MEPs.“ Do NOT embed links in your email as I will not be able to view those.:wiggle:
 
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