Not entirely sure on waiver process for ROTC

Hey all, I am apologizing beforehand if this information is easily located somewhere else in this forum. I was awarded a 4 year NROTC Scholarship back in December and following the DODMERB review of my medical report, I was disqualified for Strabismus. Now when I check the DODMERB portal it says " Pending Waiver Submission/Review". I know that ROTC scholarship winners are automatically considered for a waiver, but is there something I need to do to initiate this process? Or will my NROTC battalion contact me ? Also does anyone know if Strabismus is often waivered? I am only concerned about this so much because I have heard the waiver process often takes months and I would be greatly disappointed if I was unable to achieve my dream of serving because of it. Thank you for any and all information!
 

AJC

Member
DoDMERB will probably contact your for additional medical information.
Yes it can take a long time, and yes it would be disappointing if you do not get a waiver.
Other may know if waivers are initiated for non-waiver-able conditions.
 

Donnao

New Member
Hey all, I am apologizing beforehand if this information is easily located somewhere else in this forum. I was awarded a 4 year NROTC Scholarship back in December and following the DODMERB review of my medical report, I was disqualified for Strabismus. Now when I check the DODMERB portal it says " Pending Waiver Submission/Review". I know that ROTC scholarship winners are automatically considered for a waiver, but is there something I need to do to initiate this process? Or will my NROTC battalion contact me ? Also does anyone know if Strabismus is often waivered? I am only concerned about this so much because I have heard the waiver process often takes months and I would be greatly disappointed if I was unable to achieve my dream of serving because of it. Thank you for any and all information!
My son just received the same notification. Were you cleared and if so how long did it take
 
My son just received the same notification. Were you cleared and if so how long did it take
I have not been cleared yet, however I was granted a remedial at the discretion of NROTC and submitted an opthamologist report about 4 weeks ago. Haven't heard back yet, but hoping for the best!
 
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