Height Waiver

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by mirpbueno, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. mirpbueno

    mirpbueno Member

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    I know that is very uncommon for a candidate to be disqualified for their height or being under 58 inches (4’10). Although I will eventually reach DODMERB in the admissions process, has anyone in the past been measured taller than they actually are? At my CV at USMA the other day, many cadets told me that they were measured taller than their actual height. I am concerned that I will be disqualified for my height as I stand at 57 1/4 inches. My Regional Commander says it’s very difficult to obtain a height waiver.
     
  2. Falcon A

    Falcon A Member

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    mirpbueno -- I am not a doctor

    My experience is the medical staff seem to tend to measure the "short ones" a little taller if they are close to the limit . . . had a couple of USAFA classmates that were always 4'10" during the medical exam . . .;)

    The concern is being able to use the military equipment . . . equipment is typically designed to accommodate the anthropometric measurements of the 5th through 95th percentile person. If you are too small or too short you may not be able to see over the dashboard or reach the pedals . . . equipment may be too big for you to carry . . . etc.

    Good luck to you . . . And thank you for being willing to serve . . . in my experience that counts for a lot and tends to make you seem taller . . .
     
  3. lucky8

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    I don't know if this is true for dodmerb but for your pt tests if you are 57 1/4 inches you're going to be put down as 58.
     
  4. Funnyname

    Funnyname New Member

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    they will help you out in my exp
     
  5. MidwestDad

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    The British Army [Redcoat era] used to accept recruits if they 'promised to grow . . .'