After researching the military's stance on ADD/ADHD, I realized it's an uphill battle, but a battle I don't mind going into if it means I can serve my country. I spoke to my recruiter and he told me to gather the necessary documents and submit to him before fully bowing out of the race.
This post will serve as a timeline of my interaction with my recruiter and MEPS and any results that come out of the process.
About my ADHD:
-Taken the medication for 10 cumulative months since my 14th birthday. (DoD restriction is 24)
-I've never required special attention in work or school.
-I've maintained a 3.0 GPA throughout college and will be graduating in May 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree. (DoD minimum is 2.0 GPA).
-I've been officially taken off my meds by my prescriber.
What did I do? I assembled a strong packet for submission. I made a folder with: DoD medical enlistment guidelines highlighting policy on ADHD; a signed letter from my prescriber officially taking me off of the medication; an official copy of my college transcript highlighting my GPA; an official copy of all my pharmacy history records after the age of 14.
Once I assembled these documents, I went to the DoD guidelines and tied each document to each requirement giving solid 100% proof that I fall within the standards.
I believe my journey will be a benchmark for you future applicants as to what your chances of success could be.
Cheers to all! I'll be submitting my package to my recruiter on Monday, December 3, 2012.