NROTC Medical Waiver Denied Question

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by shdabn1, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. shdabn1

    shdabn1 5-Year Member

    Jan 16, 2012
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    My medical waiver was denied for a NROTC 4yr sholarship.

    Question: Does this exclude me from and other commisioning route's into the Navy?

    Also, does this exclude me from joining the Navy as an enlisted?

  2. hel2662

    hel2662 5-Year Member

    Nov 15, 2010
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    I don't know the answer to your question, but I would think the people on the DoDMERB forum are more likely to know the answer than those on this forum
  3. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    I get you want to serve in the Navy, but you need to think long term and at a bigger picture before you jump.

    Let's pretend you can enlist since we don't know why you were denied medically, have you you investigated the career fields and the military life regarding the difference between officers and enlisted?

    You need to understand the life and that includes the lifestyles as an officer and an enlisted member.

    You need to place your personality and goals into that equation.

    Yes, you can get your college degree as an enlisted member during AD, but it would be a fallacy to believe that the 1st few yrs will be compatible with college on line or after duty hrs. You will be training AD Navy full time.

    Take tuition assistance as an AD you owe them time. Don't take it and as an enlisted member you will be fiscally hurting between paychecks.

    It is comparable to every 17/18 yo entering NROTC believing that their career path they plotted out will be reality when they graduate.

    Yes, for some it will be, but the key word is SOME, not yes.

    I believe that our enlisted members are the backbone of the military. I also believe they are underpaid, and because some enter at 18 that pay sounds pretty good, but they never took the time to look long term.

    E-3 is your best pay level at your age, and that is not a given to say the least.
    $1671(E-2) is their pay a month before fed/state taxes, and military life/health insurance If I gave a guesstimate you would net maybe 1100. That is before a car payment, insurance, gas, cell phone and credit card bills. Don't take TA and you will be paying thousands a yr out of pocket.

    It is not an easy life as an enlisted. Sad, sad, sad, but true.

    Take your time, go to CC, try to work the DQ out. If in a yr or so you can't for officer, but can enlisted, than at least your educational level will allow you to enter at a higher rank like an E-3, and have some college credits so you will be closer to getting a college degree.

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