Issue resolutions?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by ColtDad, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. ColtDad

    ColtDad 5-Year Member

    Nov 3, 2010
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    Just wanted to say this DoDMERB thread is very helpful and obviously a source of much needed information to a segment of candidates and concerned parents who likely are searching for answers in uncertain waters.

    My son is facing "remedial" issues very similar to those I have found in other threads but the eventual outcome (positive or negative) usually is not disclosed.

    Would it be possible to occasionally post resolutions to the situations presented? Perhaps that would lighten the load on Mr. Mullen from answering the same question over and over again.

    Just a thought for consideration. Thanks
  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE 5-Year Member

    May 31, 2008
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    Good thought:thumb:


    Reason? Everyone's situation is different. Medical conditions, diseases, injuries, etc; are described differentlly by different people; are portrayed more accurately and comprehensively by different people; effect different people in different ways; have continuums of frequency, severity, symptoms, debilitating results, etc. We never want to be in a situation where "But you said"...."He/she has the exact same thing as me"...."why does that one get THIS decision and I get THAT decision"....

    Cases in point:
    Insulin dependent diabetics will not be qualified or waived into any of the Armed Services...But, if that person is an experienced
    neuro surgeon, they might be.

    Someone with confirmed diagnosis of psoraisis will not be qualified and will in all likelihood, not be waived for entrance into the military...but, if they were fluent in Dari, Pahtu, and Urdu, it's very possible they would be considered for a medical waiver

    Pectus excavatum is a congentital deformity of the anterior wall of the chest. Two 18 year old males, same size; same can be qualified without a waiver and one would be denied a waiver from every Service for every program. The first applicant has no symptoms; no respiratory deficit; and can wear all protective equipment without a problem. The other applicant has breathing problems, pain, and can't weare any protective equipment.

    So, that is why I don't publish outcomes. Appreciate the fact of lightening the load, but I'd rather customize the answer to the specific person. That is why DoDMERB is so customer oriented:thumb:

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