Medical Waiver

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by soaring19, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. soaring19

    soaring19 New Member

    Mar 23, 2015
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    Are conditional appointees more likely to secure a medical waiver than candidates?

    My initial theory is "yes" because it seems as though the respected waiver authorities would be more willing to find ways to get around an individual's DQ if they know an Academy made an offer and wants the appointee.

    Was basically just wondering what others' thoughts might be...
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    SAs will only request waivers for those who are deemed competitive. If someone isn't qualified with one of the other 2 Qs, they are not going to seek a waiver. SA medical waiver authorities are not going to issue waivers if someone is not commissionable from the start. They also know the numbers they are working with in order to reach the needs of their service when commissioning time rolls around, this is why they limit waivers for things such as color blindness and vision.

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