Medical Waiver - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by hbbiggs, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. hbbiggs

    hbbiggs 5-Year Member

    May 31, 2011
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    My son has an JROTC Nomination to the USNA and his application is nearly complete. He just received a DODMERB letter stating he is not qualified due to a history of irritable bowel syndrome. His condiction is treated with medication and it doesn't seem to impact him on a day to day basis. Our doctor says its likely he will grow out of the condition. I understand he may be considered for a waiver if he is deemed qualified otherwise, but does anyone have any experience with this being a medical condition of concern?
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Thread moved as it's more likely to get an answer here.

    Please understand that everyone's situation is medically different. IOW, the fact that someone else did or did not get a waiver, has no bearing on whether you will. if you've received a DQ, USNA will automatically consider you for a waiver.

    I'm no doctor but if your son has a recurring condition that needs medication to correct/treat, a waiver may be more difficult. However, you won't know until you go through the process. Also, there can be different standards (as in differences in waivers granted) for other commissioning programs.

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