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Old 10-28-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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Thank you so much for responding! No he doesn’t have any additional issues nor has he had any & only 1 medication on lowest possible dose during entire time! His recruiter didn’t say anything about needling a letter from his employer!. He works at an automotive plant & has done very well! Should he call his recruiter & ask if he needs employer letter? Thanks again for your insight with this process!
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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How does the military know all this or did the potential recruits volunteer the information?
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:38 PM
 
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Medical records are required.
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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How does the military know all this or did the potential recruits volunteer the information?
Recruits are asked questions. They can lie or tell the truth. If they disclose ADD/ADHD, records are requested for a waiver. This is all based on what applicant's self disclose during questioning and questionnaires.
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thank you so much for responding! No he doesnít have any additional issues nor has he had any & only 1 medication on lowest possible dose during entire time! His recruiter didnít say anything about needling a letter from his employer!. He works at an automotive plant & has done very well! Should he call his recruiter & ask if he needs employer letter? Thanks again for your insight with this process!
Wait and see what the SG (waiver authority) asks for. Sometimes they ask for letter, but usually not. It's a possibility. I just had an applicant that the SG just asked for an employer letter for.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Wait and see what the SG (waiver authority) asks for. Sometimes they ask for letter, but usually not. It's a possibility. I just had an applicant that the SG just asked for an employer letter for.


Ok, thank you so much! It's just hard being patient. Probably just hasn't been enough time. He did everything else at MEPS on 9/18/17.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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Hello,

I have been following this forum for a short time and have a question. My child who is 19 would desperately like a career in the military, specifically the Air Force. She had a stellar 4 years in high school in ROTC and is now in a Military Jr. College and is doing well academically. She did ROTC her first year there (she's a sophomore now) but was "kicked out" this semester due to:

* childhood asthma. She does not need an inhaler and has done the spirometery test twice (once at a doctor's office near her college and one at home) and it was 90% both times well within the normal range. It is triggered by pet dander. She can run forever so that is not an issue. She has no issues at school because there are no animals. Both Allergists have written letters on her behalf to DODMERB.

*ADD She was treated for ADD in middle school and 2 years of high school. She has not had any medication since she was 16. Her GPA her first college year was 3.4 so she has no learning or focus issues. Looking back I blame boys for her poor attention span. :-) Her psychiatrist also wrote a letter to DODMERB on her behalf.

She is in excellent physical condition and works out all the time. 5'7" and 150#'s of muscle.

She applied for a waiver for ROTC and was denied. She is disappointed but "okay" and accepts the decision. My concern is long term. She is the most patriotic person I know and wants nothing more than to serve her country. The AF recruiter has given her suspect advice such as apply for the Army, get accepted and then tell them you want to switch to the AF. Her main reason for AF is familiarity and that she wants to go to (and eventually instruct) in the SERE Program.

Any advice and especially hope for the future is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

They change the rules all the time. Good luck.
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