Medical Waiver Question
Sorry to bring up another waiver question. I am just wondering about the probability of my waiver going through. I had shoulder surgery in 1998. My shoulder was loose from playing many sports. I never had a specific injury, no dislocation, no hardware inserted. I couldn't get medical records as they have been purged due to how long ago the surgery was. So, I submitted a letter from an Orthopedic consult to MEPS that I had done a couple of months back. Letter states that my shoulder is 100 percent normal - range of motion, strength, stability. The MEPS MD disqualified me for "history of shoulder instability." My recruiter said this is normal and now he is submitting my info to the Surgeon General of the Guard for review (I am also speaking with an Army Reserves recruiter if The Guard falls through). Assuming he is satisfied with what the paperwork says, he will issue a letter to the MEPS MD authorizing me to complete my physical at MEPS. Then after my physical, he will submit a waiver.
What are the chances of the Surgeon General (Guard or Reserves) approving me to go to MEPS and then if that happens what are the chances of this medical waiver going through with the current downsizing climate?
I know it really depends on the doctor reviewing it, and all kinds of other variables. I just wanted some opinions - especially if you have gone through the process recently.
I also submitted a notarized letter that states I have had no problems since the surgery and rehab. I included that I have played sports since the surgery and have also gone through two Correctional Academies with no issues.
Last edited by robinpugs06; 01-10-2012 at 02:06 PM.
01-08-2012 06:32 PM