- Aug 4, 2008
my name is Shane D. Cox. i am a high school senior and i am a prospective candidate for USAFA, USNA, and USMA for class of 2013. i got a letter about an hour ago stating that i have been disqualified for the medical examination from DODMERB. it said that an episode of sleepwalking and lower extremity issues were the culprits. however, i only had ONE instance of sleepwalking, and it occurred 3 years ago when i just turned 15. i was at a CAP wing conference and i got little to no sleep on the friday night, stayed up and decided to have some soda (POOR DECISION). i went through the activities on Saturday, and then saturday night when i went to sleep was when this occured. it had only happened that one time, and NOTHING EVER SINCE. also, i had somewhat flat feet 2.5 years ago when i first ran cross country. i developed a stress fracture from running too much mileage, and received orthotics to compensate. since then, my feet have adjusted to an arch, and i have NOT had a problem since. in fact, when DODMERB asked for medical records, i sent them ALL in and still they believe i am hindered, even though i have been running an average of 5-7 miles a day with no problems. at this point, i am wondering if i should get another doctor's advice and send in more medical records as well as the medical waiver request to all three academies. i would appreciate anyone's help in this, i desperately need it. thank you.