Two Questions about NROTC-MO and Waiver Process

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  1. rholt

    rholt Member

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    Was DQ'ed for childhood asthma several months ago. Received NROTC-MO scholarship offer right before Christmas. Two questions.

    1. Is there any downside to mentioning to the need for a waiver to my contact (Executive Officer) at the recruiting center?

    2. Do I need to do anything affirmative to kick off the waiver process? I thought it was automatic - but my DODMERB status hasn't changed in anyway.

    Thanks,
     
  2. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    @rholt - Did the DQ come as part of the application process to a Service Academy? Normally, DODMERB comes after the scholarship selection for NROTC. As such, this is probably a timing issue.

    I see no need to mention it to the XO at this time. No harm, just no need.

    There is a lot of information on the waiver process, but my suggestion would be to start gathering up copies of all medical records on this subject. You may have to see a specialist for an evaluation and submit that back to DODMERB.

    There are a lot of posters with experience on this and I am sure some will weigh in with good advice. In the meantime, search the Forums for information on asthma and NROTC waivers.
     
  3. rholt

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    Thanks - I should add that my son has already has (back in November) submitted several pieces of supplemental information (additional pulmonologist test result) tot DODMERB.