Question for Mr. Mullen - Please

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by CCK, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. CCK

    CCK 5-Year Member

    Dec 22, 2010
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    I received a senate nomination and a congressional alternate nomination to the United States Airforce Academy. I am academically qualified with an excellent record of extra curriculars. I am also physically very fit. I have been preparing for entry to the Air Force Academy for years now.

    I just received the results of the DoDMERB and they medically disqualified me stating that my vision is not correctable to 20/20 in both eyes and I have an astigmatism in one eye. However, they stated that I am eligible for a medical waiver.

    My question is how difficult is it to receive a medical waiver? I do not plan on becoming a pilot I am interested in nuclear physics and scientific research. How are my chances for receiving a waiver? My vision isn't that bad, I am correctable to close to 20/20 like perhaps 20/30. Can someone please offer me some advice, I am really concerned - I have worked so hard up to this point.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE 5-Year Member

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