Issues with Dates and Getting Records: Am I In Trouble?


New Member
Oct 16, 2022
Hello, I'm an AFROTC cadet trying to commission in a few years, and I had some DODMERB questions I was hoping someone might be able to answer.

1. I was prescribed a Bronchial Dilator (Which is, At least the way I understand it, a temporary inhaler to help when you have something like bronchitis) when I was sick once in either late middle school or early high school, but extensive medical history searches from all the pharmacies my families would have used around the time notwithstanding, I have not been able to ascertain when or who prescribed it to me. What should I do? I figure DODMERB wants an answer, and I don't know if giving them a nonspecific date or not providing them with a specific physician is a huge problem or not.

2. I had counseling in high school in order to deal with some early childhood traumas, get better at dealing with social situations, and figure out big "meaning of life" questions (i.e religious counseling). I technically have a diagnosis of "adjustment disorder" but was never medicated, have never been suicidal, and have never been in inpatient or anything like that. Am I in danger of being DQd for that? The specific requirements on the academy website make me think I'll be fine, whereas other cadets and friends at the academies are less sure about my chances.

Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any insights.


10-Year Member
May 31, 2008
It is pretty simple. Remember, each academy has their own version of an honor code, but those generally meet the same standard:

"I will not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do."

"Read each of the following questions and answer by checking "YES" or "NO." Every question must be answered. Every "YES" answer must be explained in SECTION IV. Explain each item to the best of your ability. Your medical records may be requested to clarify your medical history."

The question: "Have you ever had or do now have?"

Other cadets and friends at academies are not part of the questions you're required to answer. The only time you could be in trouble would be if you don't answer.

Just before you sign your medical history, you are certifying the following: "I Certify that the information on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief, and no person has advised me to conceal or falsify any information about my medical and mental/behavioral health history."

You should not have any further questions, if you are sharp enough to even apply to a US Service Academy. If you or anyone else that does, you may want to reconsider your future choices. :wiggle: