Medically DQ - Can waiver be sought if reapplying

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by SAHopeful2015, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. SAHopeful2015

    SAHopeful2015 Member

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    Good evening all. My DS received a nomination but was medically DQ due to a torn labrum almost 3 years ago (injury not the DQ). He was fully healed and released for all activities at the time of his medical exam. He is attending civilian college this fall, going to sign up for ROTC classes (does not have a ROTC scholarship as he never applied for one) and intends on reapplying to USMA. My question is this: can he pursue a waiver in anticipation of his applying as I understand the medical evaluation through DERMB is valid for 2 years so we would assume he would receive the same results (DQ) if he just approaches the reapplication process in the same manner. Any insight or guidance here is appreciated. Thank you!
     
  2. buff81

    buff81 Moderator 5-Year Member

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    You may get more responses from the DoDMERB forum, so I am moving it from the USMA forum to there.
     
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  3. Falcon A

    Falcon A Member

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    I may be misunderstanding your question, but my understanding of the process is the only way “to pursue a waiver” is to apply, go through DoDMERB again ... if DoDMERB decides “DQ” ... then it is up to the AROTC or the USMA medical waiver authority to decide whether to pursue a medical waiver ... the candidate doesn’t get to choose to pursue a medical waiver ... the SA or ROTC decides whether to pursue a waiver based on the competitiveness of the candidate.
     
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