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The Department of Defense (DOD) sets the overall medical standards for people wishing to join the U.S. Military. If you have a medical condition or a previous medical condition which is disqualifying for Military service, you'll need a medical waiver.
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June 5, 2007 at 8:44 pm
(1) Frank Oliver says:

Well, if thats true, then why can’t I apply for a waiver to go back into the Army National guard to serve my country until I am 60.

June 5, 2007 at 11:30 pm
(2) usmilitary says:

I don’t know. You didn’t explain what particular medical condition you have that would require a waiver?

June 9, 2007 at 9:43 am
(3) Brad says:

I was an ADD case who was on meds and sent to counseling when I was younger. I have been off meds and away from the docs for years. MY recruiter advised me to get documentation supporting my improvement after treatment.

Does this fall under the requirement for a waiver?

June 10, 2007 at 2:45 am
(4) Gustavo says:

I suffered from Asthma when I was younger but I havent had any problems with it in years. Im 20 at the moment and I enlisted and I’m awaiting deployment for BCT at the moment. Would this be a reason for disqualification or would I requiere a waiver for this?

July 16, 2008 at 11:11 pm
(5) Chris says:

I was recently denied a medical waiver for my eyesight at MEPS when I was trying to enlist in the Air Force. Do you think there is a chance of me getting a waiver for the same condition from the army or the marines?

November 11, 2008 at 6:06 am
(6) raywashington says:

HOW FLEXIBLE ARE THEY ON NEAR SIGHTEDNESS..AND WHAT CONDITION DID YOU HAVE THAT THEY WOULDNT ACCEPT YOU CHRIS…

November 11, 2008 at 7:35 pm
(7) kim says:

I was wondering if a removal of a fallopian tube is a disqualifying factor and if not is it possible for a wavier if it is????

December 31, 2008 at 1:35 am
(8) Robynne says:

My son, who went to medicare doctors all his
boyhood, was almost always issued an inhaler every visit. This did not go well for him,
Waived from: Navy, USMC, and he now wondering
if he needs to sue the health care system,
for senseless habitual and damming activities… popping an inhaler in his pocket
he never used. it could happen to anyone.

January 8, 2009 at 10:36 am
(9) ronald powers says:

Is lactose intolerant a waiverable condition for enlistment in the army/military?

January 12, 2009 at 3:19 pm
(10) vega1stperiod says:

I was all set to go into the marines on Oct.27th but was in an accident on the 26th and suffered fractured ribs and a small hole in my lung which healed after two days and I’ve had physicals with doctors stating I have no restrictions. Yet Meps disqualified me all because of one word Phemotaurax.

January 15, 2009 at 1:00 am
(11) WanttogoGuard says:

I had ACL surgery 3 years ago. Recruiter asked me to get a Dr’s narrative letter for MEPS. MEPS refused the letter asking for more info. Letter was from a reevaluation a month ago with new XRays saying I’m 100% good to go for any military training. Now I sent my complete file. MEPS won’t even see me. So I can’t even ask for a waiver. Am I stuck?

January 15, 2009 at 11:22 pm
(12) Ming Lee says:

Disqualification for Fallopian tube remove depend on what kind of situation that fallopian tube was removed. If you have etopic pregnancy, you have to remove your fallopian tube! you do not need a wavier, just need to bring the old medical filed with you when you go to the MEPS. I had my fallopian tube removed years ago coz etopic pregnancy, I dont need a wavier for my condition. I am waiting for the wavier for my eyes to the navy. But if your fallopian tube removed because of tumors, you will need a medical wavier.

Ming

January 20, 2009 at 6:04 pm
(13) derek says:

well im interested in the airforce and im about 30 lbs over their strict weight requirement and im wondering if i can get a waiver because im 26 really close to 27 aned i want to serve

January 22, 2009 at 10:30 am
(14) usmilitary says:

Derek,

I’m sorry, but none of the services grant weight waivers in order to join.

January 26, 2009 at 7:35 am
(15) InTheArmyNow says:

Derek,

I am also overweight for Army standards, but I’m heading for basic soon. If you are overweight you have to at least meet the body fat percentage in which they tape your neck and waist and use body fat formula to see if you meet the percentage.

February 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm
(16) bradley says:

ok i am waittin to hear weather or not i will be approved for my wavier or not i got hit in the head with brass nuks and had a sezior but i have been free of seziors for some time now and have a doctors recmendation from a neroligist sayin he sees nothing from my condition that would prevint me from doin a good sevice in the millitary and thinks i should be exeptied what do u think will happin?

February 14, 2009 at 11:49 pm
(17) jv003 says:

My daughter, has Tuberous Sclerosis but has none of the symptoms mentioned under the disqualifying disorders.

Does this mean she will be able to pass MEPS?

Her heart is set on joining the Military once she graduates High School (she’s 16 at present).I had heard there were concerns about Tuberous Sclerosis in the Military.

If there are such concerns what are the chances of her receiving a waiver for her condition?

February 20, 2009 at 3:13 pm
(18) JV9 says:

Is there a current maximum percent level of VA Service Connected disability that would automatically disqualify a prior service soldier from being accepted back into the military or would it just depend on the nature disability itself?

February 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm
(19) Sherice says:

If you have a bad case of asthma can you join the service? Also if you don’t tell them you have it, are they likely to find out?

May 7, 2009 at 12:20 am
(20) locke35 says:

Well… I had good reason to worry about the eye test. I was disqualified at the last minute before taking the oath to protect the Constitution. :(

I now have to wait 30-45 days to see if the Air Force wants to proceed in approving a waiver regarding my eyes.

“c. Refractive error (hyperopia (367.0), myopia (367.1), [b]astigmatism, (367.2)), in any spherical equivalent of worse than -8.00 or + 8.00 diopters;[/b] if ordinary spectacles cause discomfort by reason of ghost images or prismatic displacement; or if corrected by orthokeratology or keratorefractive surgery. However, for entrance into a military academy or ROTC programs, the following conditions are disqualifying…”

I was -8.50 in my left eye and -9.50 for my right. The Dr. said he could have passed me with -8.50 for both but -9.50 was too high. :( I am anxious about not getting the waiver….especially after reading comment #5 from Chris.

May 13, 2009 at 12:13 pm
(21) Barbara says:

My son is waiting on medical waiver for vision but is being told by his recruiter that the Burean is not issuing any medical waivers right now. Is this true and can you explain?

June 16, 2009 at 10:08 pm
(22) Judy says:

My son was disqualified on the day he was suppose to be sworn in to the Marines. He was told he would need a medical waiver because he has a concave chest. This has never in his 19 years affected anything. It is a cosmetic issue.
His primary Dr said he was in perfect health and his xray did not show any problem with his sternum impacting his heart or lungs.
Has anyone had this issue or experience with these waivers?

June 24, 2009 at 6:13 pm
(23) oswald says:

i have a question i had a arteriovenous malformation and i was wondering if that take the hances of me joining the army
if any one can answer that that would be great

July 3, 2009 at 10:43 am
(24) Hoov says:

I had hypertension and took regulated meds. I lost weight and got off the meds. Now all is ok…..will I be required to get a waiver to re-up in the Naval Reserve….in a critical field?

July 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm
(25) Vincent says:

Well,i had spinal cord surgery from a football injury as a youth is somehow i can get a waiver

July 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm
(26) Jon says:

#21 ther is a hold on all medical waivers for the National Guard Bureau due to 111% recruiting numbers (that occurred 2 months ago). The fiscal year ends at the end of september, so as of october first everythings back to zero. Have your sons recruiter try again. i’m going thru the same thing now. There’s no definate word on the freeze lifting october 1, but past history would point towards this, if anyone knows anything more about this i’d love to hear any info.

July 10, 2009 at 6:09 pm
(27) Sandee says:

My son is at bootcamp, and during the eye exam, they have found something wrong with his cornea. It is called keratoconus. They say that you can get no medical waiver for this. He has spent 2 years getting prepared to go to marines, and finally made it!!! Now at bootcamp, Parris Island, he is in a holding room, where he has to stay for 10-14 days to be un-processed. Being miserable, and watching everyone else process, and strrt training, there he sits, disappointed and distraught!! Any help?

July 18, 2009 at 9:39 pm
(28) rather not say says:

i have the same thing and waiting to get back in, from what in seeing and hearing i dont think this is going to happen. Come to think of it it looks like there disqualifying everyone.

July 22, 2009 at 10:13 am
(29) Steven says:

I received a letter after MEPS saying I possibly have “proteinuria”….A doctor from MEPS called me and told me this was an easy waiver and I should 100% get it….is that true?
What are the chances of getting a waiver for possible “Proteinuria”

July 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm
(30) Frank Loerke says:

I’m currently looking to join the Marine Corps but I had childhood Asthma until I was about 12 I am now 17 and I havent had any problems what so ever and I was wondering if I would have to get a medical waiver to join?

July 29, 2009 at 9:27 am
(31) Ryan says:

I recently went through MEPS and scored “excellent” on the ASVABs and all of my line scores (GT,CO,etc) were above 112… But during the physical I was told I have a concave chest and that I was dq’d from serving.. I have never had any health problems or ever been diagnosed with anything.. How likely is it for me to get a waiver for that?

July 31, 2009 at 3:36 pm
(32) Robert says:

I have a balding problem called alopecia areata. Is this disqualifying?

August 25, 2009 at 3:02 am
(33) im seeing a sick pattern here says:

It looks like that our god given right to serve our country, doesn’t belong to us anymore, but for the very privileged.

September 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm
(34) Tee says:

hi i want to join the air force. ive gone through meps already but they disqualified me after the medical because my blood pressure was 145 that day and i have tynia varsicolor, which is not a big deal at all, its as common as athletes foot in California. i scored a 68 on the asvab. ive gone to a clinic for a whole week to get my blood pressure monitored and i was perfectly fine. i also got meds for my varsicolor. ive been waiting for a waiver for 3 months now. any idea on my chances of the waiver or should i just start looking into other branches

September 19, 2009 at 7:24 pm
(35) mike says:

i had an a.v.m of the brain. in nov of 08 i had surgery to fix this problem. my docs said i am fit and healthy enough to serve in the military. my docs gave me clearence to join. i tried to join the marines and they pdg’d me. is there anything i can do to get around this?

September 19, 2009 at 7:31 pm
(36) mike says:

back on nov of 08 i had surgery for an a.v.m of the brain. its was successful and i was cleard by my docs and surgen to join the military. i sent in my medical records to meps and they pdq’d me. is there anyway to get around this?

September 22, 2009 at 11:57 pm
(37) leroy says:

I have keloids thats over grown scar tissue,I started shaving and at first i thought it was razor bumps but it starting to look like keloids on my face. If I get them cut off can i go to the army ???

October 31, 2009 at 12:37 pm
(38) Justin says:

I was in fostercare from 14 to 18 and had to see a shrink, who gave me antidepressants and antipsychotics for depression, anxiety and PTSD. While I have never felt any symptoms towards PTSD, I did feel symptoms from depression and anxiety. That was over 7 years ago. I have been off the medications for over 3 years and even have a letter from the doctor that did the diagnosis saying I’m fine. I past the physical examination at MEPS and one doctor was fine with my condition, but the second doctor still disqualified me and said I could get a waiver. Any success stories on the whole mental health disqualifications? Or am I good as dead to them?

November 2, 2009 at 1:01 am
(39) Justin says:

This is an answer to (29) on proteinuria. Proteinuria is basically excess serum protein in your urine. Try reducing the amount of protein you intake. They will have you redo your urinalysis and the waiver is easy to get because it’s a temporary disqualification. But if it persist go see a doctor. It maybe something else causing it. When I went through MEPS, several guys had it and the doctors didn’t seem to worried about it. Hope this response helps.

November 11, 2009 at 5:56 am
(40) Bryan says:

I have congenial dislocations in both pivital heads in my arms, it causes no problems, but i can’t join. If they dont let every abled bodied person join, they shouldnt advertise the military in movie theatres, tv, etc. It’s false hope for people who truly wanted to make a difference vs just get something out of it.

November 20, 2009 at 8:12 pm
(41) Damien says:

I have an outty belly button that I have had since birth never had a problem ever. They gave me a disqualifing mark. I seen a doctor and he said it is not going to be a problem, so I got a note to send with waiver. I was wandering how long it takes to get back and if they will waive it for me.

December 3, 2009 at 8:48 pm
(42) Tony says:

I declined by MEPS for inflammatory bowel syndrome. I was told by my Marine recruiter that i need to send out a package with my info to see if I could get a waiver. I have only had problems with my inflammatory bowel when i was 13 when diagnosed. I am now just turned 18 and havent needed any medication and have had no sign of problems. Is it possible to still be accepted i speak arabic and wanted to go in as a translator iv already passed the DLAB(Defense Language Amplitude Battery.

December 5, 2009 at 2:27 am
(43) rudy says:

I had surgery for scoliosis back in 2004 da day afta hurricane ivan and I have 8 screws and a rod in my back will I have a chance 2 get a medical waiver because I want 2 join the navy or iam I pretty much dead in the water

December 9, 2009 at 8:28 pm
(44) Sarge says:

…Sick Pattern…(33)
I’m not altogether sure just where you’re coming from with such a remark. First of all, there’s nothing “priveleged” about being free of the physical maladies to which you refer. Some of these, and other disqualifying ailments, are simply that…ailments. It has not thing-one to do about being privileged. Secondly, many disqualifying ailments are caused, in some way, by poor habits. High blood pressure, high blood lipids, and not being able to pass an audiometer (hearing) test can be directly related to lousy diets (too much fast food) and driving about with “music” (that’s what they call it) blaring to the point of hearing the noise ten car lengths back at the traffic light, on a hot day, ac on, windows up.

I realize many people wish to become a part of the proud heritage which is the United States Armed Forces. While the physical standards for EAD (Entry on Active Duty) are essentially “see lightening/hear thunder”, the govt has to ensure, at the same time, that no conditions exist which, though relatively minor, could, under the intense stress of military training, become a liability, both for the individual trainee as well as the govt.

While some are indeed “privileged” (“fortunate” is more like it) to possess physical qualities which allow them to pursue unique endeavors…pilots, spec ops, and the like…these are not “privileged” people, but simply qualified.

When groups of hopefuls fail to qualify for Military Service, there is no “sick pattern”. However, any sickness just may reside in one who would suggest such a thing.

December 14, 2009 at 12:02 am
(45) dreamisfading says:

I got disqualified for myopia of over 8.00 diopters. i have a letter of assurance from USMA and my eyes are 8.75 and 9.25, respectively. any hope of a waiver for me?

January 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm
(46) Ana says:

If I have Asthma but it’s not out of control, and I haven’t had an attack since I was little but it does affect my ability to be fully active (such as long running) will that mean I have no hope for the Military? I’m looking into nursing for the Air Force but I know everyone has to under go boot camp. Sooo anyone have an answer??

February 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm
(47) Heather says:

RE: Army Guard. During MEPS our son called us and said that during his physical they found a curve in his spine and sent xrays off to washington for review. Do they do this kind of extensive physical with xrays? He’s never been diagnosed with any back issues from a personal physician. After he got back from MEPS he went to a drill weekend, 4 days later he said he was told that he was being medically discharged because of the curve in his spine. We are not sure what to believe to be honest.

February 23, 2010 at 11:17 am
(48) John says:

It’s not the end of the world for those who can’t get in. I had major surgery which included 4 plates and 19 screws on the humors. MEPS for the Marines rejected me. However, I got in to professional boxing as a 200 pounder. I’ve taken more punishment than anyone could through military training and still in outstanding shape. Boxing has given me enough money to the point where I am almost finished with a Ph. D. at IU.

February 23, 2010 at 3:32 pm
(49) Sarge says:

Ana, do you have a nursing credential, ie BSN/RN certification? I’m not sure what the programs currently entail…depending on the needs of the Service, you may…assuming you have the right credentialing…be elligible for a direct commission in the Nurse Corps. I believe there’s still an element of “indoc”, in the form of military training, but it can’t be that demanding in terms of physical exertion (in fact, I can’t imagine any service, short of Marine Boot Camp, being that physically demanding). So the big question remains…is your medical condition a show stopper? If so, are waivers a viable solution?

Good luck, Ana

March 21, 2010 at 10:04 pm
(50) Amanda says:

Ive been in the airforce almost 3 years now, and just recently got diagnosed with asthma. i am a 4 year so i dont have that long left but if i can get out now and still recieve my GI bill i would be happy. They are just starting my MEB package to get sent up to the med board for review. Im just wondering what my chances of getting discharged are. If there is anything i can do on my part to up my chances on getting out. Also what kind of bennifits as in the GI bill would i be recieving if i do get out. oh, and if anyone knows how long this process normally takes. THANKS!

March 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm
(51) mike says:

My son has scolosis, he was told he needs a waiver to get into the Air Force. What are his chances of obtaining one? His spine doc cleared him to play high school football, will a note from him help? Any advice will be helpful Thanks

March 25, 2010 at 11:54 pm
(52) brian says:

hey im a national guard soldier who just came back from iraq. i ended up having surgery in iraq and was sent to the WTU at Jackson. i was having problems with my family and wanted to go talk with someone at behavioral health to get some things off my chest. well they put all kinds of BS in my records. Anxiety was the main one. i dont even know what anxiety is. now i want to go active duty…i have no problems and a terrific family i want to take care of…active duty is my key. what are the chances of my waiver getting approved?

April 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm
(53) Lady says:

Is it likely that I can get a waiver for a very mild heart murmur and also scoliosis? The scoliosis was corrected to 23 degrees and neither of these things have caused me any problems.

April 25, 2010 at 2:58 am
(54) max says:

I GOT DISCHARGED WITH 70 %. 50 % WAS FOR PTSD AND THE REST ON SMALL INJURIES.IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET A WAIVER TO GO BACK INTO THE ARMY ? ANY HELP WILL DO..

May 29, 2010 at 8:00 pm
(55) Xaforn says:

I have asked every person I can from the army to the coastguard and everyone in between my question which is how long does a person have to be seizure free to join? I’ve heard every possible answer from “come sign up right now and take the asvab” to “never” and everything in between. Why is everyones answer different?

June 16, 2010 at 2:15 am
(56) Bryan Locklear says:

i have keratoconus and im 30 years old is there any way i can get in the military??? Im also married and have one child

July 19, 2010 at 9:28 pm
(57) D. Scruggs says:

I see lots of questions here, but few answers. Many of them are probably too specific about certain conditions.

My son is in boot camp and has been DQed due to a hearing problem in one ear. He was passed by MEPS, maybe (had a “2″ on the test), but DQed in San Diego.

How do we get the waiver process initiated?

August 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm
(58) Lamar says:

i have hearing loss in my left ear will i be able to get medical waiver to get into the navy

October 4, 2010 at 7:31 am
(59) nobody says:

For any one else having questions about this, look at AR 40_501. It contains a list of conditions that would defer or disqualify enlistment .

As these regulations and of Department of Defense order 1630.4, using the International Classification of Disease
as guide line.

Some will hinder your ability to do your job, some are treatable without surgery, & there are those that just plain idiotic and unnecessary

I suggest all of you take a look at what conditions are in AR40_501, then fake it.

December 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm
(60) samantha says:

i am on medicine for anxiety but i havent had a panic attack in years can i still inlist in the national guards?

December 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm
(61) diane nishikawa says:

i know someone who has hepatitis c and wants to join the army. they arent on medication and are not under a drs care would they still be able to enlist in the army

January 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm
(62) hopefullygetting in says:

ok so,i got DQd from navy because ive had three minor head injuries in the past playing sports, 2000,08,08. i am still playing football and im captain of the varsity team. I also swim 7000yrds/night for swim team everyday. im getting a nuro consult letter from my doc for a waiver. if i am still in good shape and and there is NO residual effects on me, and my grades in school are great, with a high activity level, would i be waived?????!

February 5, 2011 at 6:53 am
(63) Tina says:

I am a critical care nurse, I was upfront about my gastric bypass, my MD wrote a letter military sys I have no restrictions, my AMEDD recruiter believes I will get a waiver because the army is great need for critical care nurses what do you think?

March 14, 2011 at 11:02 pm
(64) Jose says:

Ok I am deaf in my right ear and I get medical wavier saying I can do some jobs can I join

March 17, 2011 at 2:15 am
(65) Don says:

Ive Spent a Year Trying to process as a Marine, ive gone through three different recruiting stations..ive never been able to see Meps because of the fact I was born with a Concave Chest.. ive seen my own doctor I have no medical issues with my chest, but nobody has given me a chance to go for that soul reason. Now Ive been told its possible to get a Waiver for it, but will it work? Im on my fourth station an they are taking me to Meps..Am I a lost cause????

April 14, 2011 at 11:40 pm
(66) ripley says:

hello my name is ripley and i have 20/20 vision in my left eye but 20/2200 vision in my right eye, is their any way i can get a waiver. i dont care if all i do is go through basic training i just want to get into the military. I dont have to do anything spectacular and I think it is wrong that the military wont allow people that are perfectly healthy but have a vision problem join. All I want is to join, is that so hard?

June 27, 2011 at 10:33 am
(67) tyler says:

About 5 months ago i went to the army and i was 215 and my body fat% was off,.. im now down to 183, and have been working hard, however I had. at 215 high blood pressure, would that keep my, should i get some medication from my doctor to control it , or would taking the medication keep me from joining? please advise as I am getting little or no assisatance from my local recuriting office.

September 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm
(68) Dee says:

I need a waiver for my eyes and my hearing in my right ear. Think I can get one? i made a 51 on my ASVAB i’m a senior in highschool and take 3 college classes.I’m trying to do the national guard

December 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm
(69) Kelli says:

Does a heart murmur disqualify you from the marines? Or can you possibly get a waiver.?

August 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm
(70) Jack says:

I want to join the Marines I’m in perfect health, I run 3 miles in 17:57, 22 pull ups 180 crunches in two minutes and I have a 3.5 gpa… But I have one screw in my foot. Will I have a good chance to get a waiver approved( the screw is towards the top of the foot where barely any pressure is put on it)

August 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm
(71) Tyler says:

I need some advice. I’m currently trying to enlist in the marines, however in the past i was prescribed ADD medication. The last time i took the meds was in 2009. I have a release letter from the doctor, employment statement, and my transcripts which all prove and clearly state i no longer need my medication and i can function and attain knowledge/ focus. i turned in all my information to my recruiter today. Is there anything else i can do, did i miss anything? PLEASE HELP…

I’m 19 and i graduated in June, and if it helps i went to M.E.P.S. already and everyone there including the last doctor you talk to says I’m fine and should be able to perform. All my tests were good and had the best possible results.

January 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm
(72) Veronica says:

My son was just denied entry into the army. He has a conjunctivitis in his eye which caused some scar tissues he passed all his test at meps but because of the eye they wanted him to get second opinion for a waiver. So he went back to meps the doctors determined that it was not serious, agreed that he was good to go, we’ll it had to be sent up for approval. But now they saying its been denied. I don’t know what to do know. Should we see other recruiters? Go a different branch? He is a college graduate tryingg to get in the army. And he can’t.. I’ve seen people with way more serious conditions go in. I just don’t understand what can we do? Please anyone help. My husband is deployed so I really don’t know much about how to help my son.

March 21, 2013 at 2:16 am
(73) droplet says:

i recently got a PDQ at MEPS cause my left eye is blurry. and they wrote astigmatism on my records. with recommendation of a waiver, whats my chances on the said waiver? does my files get evaluated before i consult someone as recommended? or after? and if my college degree (not qualified for OCS) was present in my files would that better my chances for getting approved for a waiver?

someone please respond!

March 21, 2013 at 11:16 pm
(74) kara says:

Would a cracked sternum stop me from joining the military?

April 14, 2013 at 12:20 am
(75) Laury says:

If you have minus 12 in each eye (myopia) but you use contacts and can see 20/20 can you not get a waiver?

July 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm
(76) James says:

Im 18 years old and i tried to join the navy. And i got disqualified because I had a bunion. So i had it removed, and i had to get 2 pins in my foot because of it. What are my chances of getting a waiver? And will any other branch take me?

July 16, 2013 at 9:56 am
(77) Ajohns says:

My son is at boot camp (marines) and he failed the hearing test in one ear. They are sending him home. He passed hearing at MEPS when he enlisted though. Can he get a medical waiver for the Marines or can he switch branches and enlist in the Army??

July 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm
(78) Patrick says:

I have congenital disorder of my right wrist which stops me to supinate my arm completely.I went to the marines and sent my medical screening to the Boston MEPS. I was PDQed by Boston MEPS and I was asked for the waiver.The marine headquarter in DC disapproved my waiver later. My marine recruiter told me that I can try in the army cause marine and army are totally different so I am trying to enlist in the army. Is there any chance of getting my waiver approved in the army?

August 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm
(79) Erica says:

My finace is at boot camp right now he passed all his test except his hearing exam. He stuck over there for 30 days, is it possible for him to get a waiver although he has been medically discharge. Can anyone help me with this?

November 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm
(80) Chris says:

My recruiter recently sent my information to MEPS and I was automatically DQ’D for a ear surgery i had when I was about 7 years old I have not seen the doctor since I was about 10 years old and I was cleared by my doctor is there anything I can do to surpass the DQ?

December 28, 2013 at 1:18 am
(81) Eric Cunningham says:

Would I be eligible to go back into the military if I have had part of my skull and right lobe token out? if so what waivers would I need?

December 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm
(82) usmilitary says:

The loss or absence of the bony substance of the skull that is not successfully corrected by reconstructive materials, or that leaves a residual defect in excess of 1 square inch (about the size of a quarter) is disqualifying.

January 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm
(83) Mario says:

I have a concern. In my left ear I hear 100% and in my right ear I hear about 25%. I’ve never worn or needed hearing aids. Would this be a problem? Can I get a wavier if it is a problem?

February 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm
(84) Chris says:

My eye waiver was denied for astigmatism for the Navy my recruiter said I I’m going to try and get a second opinion from my own eye doctor, how does this process go, will the navy simply over look the opinion and stick to there chose or what?

February 27, 2014 at 8:59 am
(85) Jean says:

My son has been sworn in th the marines and onl the application stated that he never had any surgeries. He is set to go to boot camp in Nov of this year, however now his wisdom teeth are flaring up and the dentist said they need to be removed some of the teeth are impacted. He cancelled the appt for that surgery because he doesnt want to be disqualified. The recruiter said he should lie and say he forgot to list this procedure on the application. My son doesn’t want to lie, what can he do?

February 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm
(86) usmilitary says:

Jean: Giving false information or withholding required information on any military enlistment/accession paperwork, or security clearance applications is a felony. For more information, see the article, I Cannot Tell a Lie [http://usmilitary.about.com/library/weekly/aa022402a.htm]. Page 4 covers “What to Do if You’re Told to Lie”.

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