Medical DQ

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by ToddHelgeson, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. ToddHelgeson

    ToddHelgeson New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
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    My son was offered a Level 7 ROTC Scholarship and is awaiting the results of the USAFA Selections. Two days ago we received a letter from DODMERB stating he was medically ineligible for the following:

    Cholesteatoma, history of
    History of inner or middle ear surgery
    Hearing loss exceeding medical accession standards

    In 2008 surgery was performed to remove a cholesteatoma in the left ear. There have been no adverse effects and the ear is now healthy and stable.

    In reviewing AR 40-501, it appears that my son's hearing falls within a waiver-able range. Chart 7-1 places him in profile 2 for hearing. His in the right ear is in the normal range.

    My question is how to go about the waiver process. In some places it appears I can formally apply for a waiver and in others it appears to be automatic. I'm also wondering what the success rate might be for such a condition in case we need to make alternate plans for college.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. debcst

    debcst Member

    Jan 4, 2011
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    You don't apply for a waiver. It is pursued by the AFA and/or ROTC.

    However, they will contact you for additional medical records and/or tests- so if you are aware of records, test results, etc. that haven't already been submitted now is the time to get them so you can move quickly when contacted.
  3. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Nov 28, 2007
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    I would suggest to repost this on the DoDMERB forum.

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