Not entirely sure on waiver process for ROTC

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  1. obesetiger

    obesetiger Member

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    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!
     
  2. AJC

    AJC Member

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    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.
     
  3. Jcc123

    Jcc123 5-Year Member

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    Pretty sure strabismus is not a non-waiverable condition. Good luck OP!
     
  4. Donnao

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    My son just received the same notification. Were you cleared and if so how long did it take
     
  5. obesetiger

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    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!