Question Concerning Asthma and a Recent Surgery


New Member
Aug 15, 2020
Hello everyone. I just finished AFROTC orientation and I loved it, and I sincerely hope I can continue doing it during college. However, I have a few medical problems I am afraid DoDMERB is going to smack me down for, with or without the necessary waivers. Here's some quick background info:

1. I've had asthma since I was 8 years old. For the past 5 years I have been getting treatments and I'm close to finishing up, but occasionally I have flareups even now. I have been prescribed an albuterol inhaler for use as needed, and while I rarely use it I typically keep it on my person just in case.

2. I tore my labrum last year while taking a physical fitness test for NROTC. I ended up getting surgery (arthroscopic labral repair) in December and I finished physical therapy a few months ago. I'm pretty sure I can get a waiver for this one with relative ease, especially since I'm not limited in range of motion, but I just wanted to make sure.

Would either of these be an immediate disqualification for a medical waiver? Realistically, what are my chances of getting through DoDMERB and continuing on with AFROTC?
Sorry for the delay. Just saw this thread today.

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