Is a tremor a auto disqualifaction?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by awood128, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. awood128

    awood128 New Member

    Jul 18, 2015
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    I've been wanting to join the military(does not matter what branch, but I would prefer the air-force) for a few years now (still not 18 yet)but I'm not sure if I would even be able to.But one problem,I have a tremor,it effects my hands, and my whole body when nervous.And if I can't go out and fight do you think I could get another job(For example Computer Systems Programing) Anyway that's basically it,thank you in advance.
  2. Christcorp

    Christcorp 5-Year Member

    May 21, 2008
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    Not trying to make light of your situation or question, but no one here can really answer it. There are very few "Automatic" disqualifies. Depending on the situation, there are waivers for almost anything. It all depends on if something is treatable, doctors recommendations, etc. do you currently see a doctor about the condition? You should ask him or her what they think. Some conditions an individual can get a waiver for while another individual doesn't get a waiver. Too many variables in your situation. Sorry I can't give you a definite answer, but we can't be positive either way. Not trying to shatter your dreams, but at the same time we don't want to fill you with false hope. I'm sure the condition you have has some sort of name for it. Tell us the name of the condition and maybe we can ask around a little. Best of luck.
  3. F15DOC

    F15DOC Member

    Oct 27, 2013
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    Tremor is not disqualifying, underlying conditions that cause tremor may be.
    The questions you will be asked is: Does the tremor occur at all times, is it in any way disabling, does it affect fine motor skills, if only when "nervous" define "nervous".
    I would say go forward with you application and see what the physical exam process results in.
    Good Luck, but go for it!
  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother 5-Year Member Founding Member

    Oct 10, 2007
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    This question might be better transferred to the DoDMERB section?

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