Vision Disqualification

I have been disqualified for having myopia (vision worse than -8.00). I went to the doctor again after being informed and got him to give me a second exam where my vision was much better than the disqualification limit. However, DODMERBB is still insisting that USMA must give me a waiver and can simply view this second exam as evidence to influence their decision.

Is that all I can do? Wait until I receive a waiver instead of getting the DQ removed entirely? My regional commander already stated they have requested a waiver on my behalf.
 

migs

Member
If they have started the waiver review then that's great news. At the end of the day, it is not DoDMERB that grants the waiver but USMA. At least that's how I understand it. My son was DQd by DoDMERB, USMA admissions sent him a letter that they had requested waiver from USMA surgeon and we received notice today waiver was granted by USMA. It still doesn't show up on DoDMERB but the letter was posted to his candidate portal. My guess is DoDMERB will update over the next week or so. If anyone else has a different understanding, DoDMERB does not nor can not grant a waiver, just the commissioning source.
 

MohawkArmyROTC

Recruiting Operations Officer
Thanks. I guess even if the issue doesn't exist and the intial evaluation was wrong, they still need to give a waiver ultimately.
That is an incorrect assumption. If it is found that you are within medical standards than your DQ can be overturned to Qualified instead of being qualified through a waiver. I have gotten this done a few times with my cadets. Make sure the updated results have been sent to DODMERB. They may change your status.
 
Thank you. That gives me hope at least. I've gotten the Doctor to email DODMERBB a letter explaining his misdiagnosis in the intial evaluation. But, I'm worried because it was unsolicited they won't give it as much credibility as the exam.
 

Korab

Member
Thank you. That gives me hope at least. I've gotten the Doctor to email DODMERBB a letter explaining his misdiagnosis in the intial evaluation. But, I'm worried because it was unsolicited they won't give it as much credibility as the exam.
I'm trying to PM you but you don't have enough posts yet. Make a couple more.
 
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Teragram

Member
Thanks. I guess even if the issue doesn't exist and the intial evaluation was wrong, they still need to give a waiver ultimately.
That is an incorrect assumption. If it is found that you are within medical standards than your DQ can be overturned to Qualified instead of being qualified through a waiver. I have gotten this done a few times with my cadets. Make sure the updated results have been sent to DODMERB. They may change your status.
DD is going through this now, DQ'd for something that was not diagnosed but an error was made in her paperwork. Have submitted medical records, letter from physician and numerous other items to substantiate that condition does not exist but Dodmerb will not overturn DQ. Waiting on waiver (and she was medically qualified last year with no change on PHQ). Go figure. I thought there was such a thing as a rebuttal as well, but so far we have not been able to get that to happen.
 
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