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May 5, 2022
We recently found out my 16 year old has a gluten allergy (possibly celiac). He had been very interested in attending a service academy and has no symptoms at all. We only did the blood test because my husband has celiac. Is this a dead-end for him now? We listened in on the entire Service Academy call last night and they didn't go into allergies at all. No one on either side of our family has served so we are trying to navigate this process somewhat blindly and would appreciate any direction in getting answers:) Thanks!
"(3) History of intestinal malabsorption syndromes, including but not limited to celiac sprue, pancreatic insufficiency, post-surgical and idiopathic."

This is the standard DoDMERB applies for celiac.

Google "DoDMERB;" Hit "questions on the process;" Medical waiver process of DoDMERB DQs are discussed in paragraphs 11-21 and 23:wiggle:
Does anyone know of someone with either celiac or a gluten allergy/sensitivity that has successfully gotten a waiver? I read through the materials you directed me to but still wasn't clear...
It wasn't clear, because each is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with each individual circumstances.

This is not a process where the decisions are predetermined ... just like applying to the Academies ... folks won't know if they'll be accepted, until/unless they apply:wiggle: