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Lying on DoDMERB 2

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Serve1, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Serve1

    Serve1 Member

    Jan 7, 2013
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    Since my last thread got hijacked.....

    I've alerted DoDMERB about my situation and have not been given any good information on my next step. Is there an idea of what the next step is going to be?
  2. icarus

    icarus Member

    Jul 4, 2012
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    Let's say there's 1500 appointments that are offered and the 1,501st applicant that had to be turned away finds out about your situation. Do you think they should just let you slip through the crack or should they rescind the offer and give it to someone who have honestly filled out their application and have truly never used any illegal drugs at any time?
    The original thread have had different views and opinions on what the outcome should be. There are several cadets and midshipmen that are no longer with their respective SA because of Spice, a synthetic version of what you tried four times. You have admitted lying on your application because if you disclosed it beforehand, you wouldn't be in this dilemma. Hopefully they decide to overlook this, in the event that they don't-a plan B or C is in place.
    Good luck to you and your future endeavors.
  3. GoSox

    GoSox 5-Year Member

    Aug 20, 2011
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    I think you will just have to wait, and in the meantime, start seriously working on your "Plan B" (in other words, applying to civilian colleges). This is obviously not really a medical issue, so DODMERB will have to refer this elsewhere (to USNA admissions, at a minimum). You might be asked to provide more of an explanation, you might not be asked for any more information and a determination will just be made and communicated to you. For now, this is 100% out of your control; perhaps you will have a chance down the road to plead your case, try to talk about what you've learned, etc.

    Good luck.
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Agree. There are two issues here -- the medical issue and the "character" issue.

    I don't know the medical standards regarding drug use. The other issue will likely be referred to the Character Board. If it is, you will know b/c they will ask you for amplifying information.

    As an aside, if your record is not o/w competitive, neither will matter.

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