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Getting a medical waiver and length of recruitment?
Last Post 25 Mar 2018 05:00 PM by CPORJM. 2 Replies.
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25 Mar 2018 04:03 PM
    I am looking into enlisting in the Coast Guard after I get out of college, but I have looked at the questions they ask you at MEPS and am concerned I may be DQ and I have heard that the Coast Guard does not give out many waivers. So I'm wondering, do you think I will be approved without a waiver? My situation is this: I fractured my foot when I was 11, and it hurt off and on for a few years but has not given me any trouble for the past 5 or so years at all. However, I would have to answer 'yes' to the questions of foot pain, fracture, and if I have had pain at the site of an old fracture. Will they care that it hasn't bothered me in years, or will they just see that I've said yes to a lot of things and DQ me?

    Also wondering how long on average it takes from the time you first see your recruiter to when you ship out. I plan to visit my recruiter and get the process started (especially since I may need a waiver) one year from graduation. However, I'm nervous that the process will go faster than I anticipated and they'll make me ship out before I can finish my degree. How much say do you have in your ship date? Will they be willing to schedule MEPS around my class schedule if I have to go when the semester is still in session, or is it basically you get what you get? 
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    25 Mar 2018 04:32 PM
    It can take up to six months from the start of the process to finish. Your recruiter will work with a ship date for you. If you are concerned with being DQ'd at MEPS then still try it anyway. Your recruiter is the gate keeper. Let them know in the process and see what happens.
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    25 Mar 2018 05:00 PM
    Think about this.....If MEPS DQ'd everyone that ever had some sort of injury in their life, orthopaedic or otherwise, there would be no one to recruit. Hell, I had a skull fracture as an infant and was still able to clear MEPS. Like M1A said, go to MEPS and see what happens. One of three things will occur... 1) You'll get medically cleared right away; 2) You'll be referred to a orthopaedist for a consult or, 3) you'll be DQ'd, in which case you'll ask your recruiter to prepare a request for a waiver. As for the chances of the waiver being granted, who knows.
    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."-Jonathan Swift
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