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Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by aviator12, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. aviator12

    aviator12 New Member

    Aug 17, 2012
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    Hi guys, I applied for a high school scholarship for AFROTC and I got one. I did my physicals and sent in the remedial for allergies. On the allergy form, I put down that I used to have a mild peanut allergy, but I have outgrown it. I can eat peanuts without having a reaction. I also sent a doctor's note saying that I have outgrown my allergy. I sent it in around June.

    When they received it, they did not disqualify me, and they asked me for medical records regarding a fractured toe I had. I asked the hospital to send the documents. They got it in around the end of July. I thought I had done everything and was all clear, but DoDMERB decided to disqualify me for my peanut allergy.

    I talked to the recruiting flight commander of my detachment, and he said there's nothing they can do about. I also contacted DoDMERB and they also said there's nothing they can do about and I have to wait 1-2 months for the decision. I don't have time to wait 1-2 months for a decision. I am really confused and shocked about this whole process, especially the fact that it took them 2 months to decide I was to be disqualified. In the meantime, I don't know if I should still do ROTC because ROTC is a big commitment and if I do do it and I don't get a waiver, then I'd feel like it was all for nothing. Thanks for reading my post, and any advice/suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Jkaz

    Jkaz 5-Year Member

    Aug 23, 2011
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    I would stick with ROTC, even by doing it for a short amount of time you will learn valuable life skills. You went through the painfull application process, I don't see why not. If you're still on the fence, I would do ROTC, wait the 1-2 months to get an answer from DoDMERB and then make your decision.
  3. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    ROTC is a commitment, but also remember that ADAF is a bigger commitment. I would stick with ROTC for this time, but at the same time I would do a lot of thinking and soul searching about whether or not you are willing to give at least 4 yrs, 365 days a yr., wherever they send, whenever they send you, in any career field they send you in the AF.

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