Waiver wait

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  1. bigJ

    bigJ Member

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    I was DQed in January. Dodmerb site still says 'pending waiver submission / review'. Have heard nothing from the academy. Does anyone know if this means that the academy has a) yet to request a review, b) that it is in the process of being reviewed, or c) none of the above?

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  2. jebdad

    jebdad 5-Year Member

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    I believe the answer is a).

    For class of 2020, my DS's portal indicated "pending waiver submission/review" from the day of his to the eventual TWE. He reached out to his admissions contact at one point and asked if they were going to request a waiver and they indicated they were not. It doesn't hurt to ask.
     
  3. Motorguy

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    It stays that way until wavier is granted or denied. We emailed regional commander and got an answer directly from him.
     
  4. txmomma

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    We are in the same boat. Not a lot of info coming this way.
     
  5. MaltDuck

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    DS has been in PWR/S for a couple months now for knee surgery. Yesterday, he received a very professional correspondence in his portal from the USMA that he will remain disqualified. His file is now closed. They will not pursue a waiver for him. Good luck in your future endeavors. If at a later time a "vacancy" opens up they would consider reopening his file. I guess this is the dreaded TWE. FWIW, he definitely qualified academically and his CFA was off the charts.
     
  6. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I'm very sorry to hear this. What is his plan B?
     
  7. MaltDuck

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    USMA was actually plan C. Plan A and B are the other two SA's. Although one SA stated months ago the medical DQ will be held against him when all other qualifications are considered near equal. The medical DQ definitely skews the admission process and review.

    So plan D is college with possibility of non-scholarship ROTC with plans to reapply next year. Or attend college, then just move on to focus on his career goals. He was quickly accepted to four very good schools.
     
  8. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    My DS essentially pursued the equivalent of your DS's Plan D. He ended up earning a campus based AROTC scholarship during the fall of his freshman year and is still enjoying his college+AROTC experience very much. He is now an MS-II and thriving in his battalion.

    The real question for your DS remains just how realistic is a waiver after he recovers. If all he needs is time to be fully released, then Plan D should work as would a reapplication to USMA.... if he were to be interested in that. My DS was not interested in reappying as he felt it would just put him behind his goal of commissioning by 2019.

    My DS fractured his pelvis, his radius and separated his shoulder over last New Years, and so far the Army has supported him through this (he is now fully recovered).
     
  9. MaltDuck

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    Thanks for your support, encouragement, and shared experiences. That is extremely helpful. He had an ACL reconstruction in this past fall. He is being released to full activity 4/1. DODMERB has that information.

    It seems like your DS has a great plan. I did not know of campus based scholarships. We were told we missed the deadline on the national scholarships.
     
  10. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Only Army ROTC has a budget for campus based 3 and 2 year scholarships. The number varies year to year, but it allows the ROO to better complete their mission/goal for cadets.

    If you show up at a school that has AROTC and participate as a non-contract cadet, you will have the opportunity to earn the scholarship. GPA, the APFT and strong participation are keys to getting it, but the Army offers more of these than the Navy or AF, so if your DS is motivated, he can win this. Plus the Cadre will usually support a reapplicant's efforts to go for USMA if so desired.
     
  11. MaltDuck

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    Thank you. This forum is a great help.