Apr 11, 2015

I'm currently an AFROTC cadet. At the beginning of this semester, I was placed on MRS status for a tibial stress fracture in my right leg. Unfortunately, the doctor's note that the Detachment NCO submitted to DoDMERB also mentioned "scapular dyskinesia." I have since healed completely and have no more problems. However, both of these issues have now shown up in my online DoDMERB portal and a remedial has been requested for both concerns.

My question is, will a quick note from an orthopedist explaining that I'm healed suffice to please the folks at Edgerton drive, or can a measly stress fracture and shoulder misplacement cause me a lot of trouble? Moreover, are there any suggestions on what to include in said doctor's note?

I've already had a heck of a time with DoDMERB when I first applied as a senior in high school, and I'd like to avoid a similar situation.


Space Force!
5-Year Member
Dec 11, 2013
Go talk to your cadre, they'll give you specific instructions for what your doctor's note should contain. You should also be prepared to submit any supplemental records/x-rays etc. as needed. I fractured my wrist earlier this year and had no problem getting off of MRS after a doctor's note with specific wording was submitted along with x-rays that showed it was healed.