I first inquired about the USCG when applying to college as a hopeful USCGA cadet - where I was denied. Fast forward 3 years, I spoke to a USCG recruiter who said I could never be an officer (my long-term goal) due to my need of a medical waiver.
So, I went to the Navy. They submitted my docs for MEPS and ultimately I was medically DQ’d. They used this against me as I had a high ASVAB of 91, and tried to strong-arm me into going nuke - which I had no interest doing, so I decided it was meant to be for the USCG.
Back to the medical waiver — I played 4 years of college softball, in my 2nd year - I had a torn labrum reconstructive surgery on my right hip as well as a minor bulging disc at L5 and S1. This was due to a career of catching, which I have since recovered and resumed all regular activity as well as catching again 5mos post-surgery. (It’s actually stronger than it was before)
I have been working with my recruiter and have submitted the medical waiver a whopping 7-weeks ago. I know there is no way to gauge the timing on how much longer and my only option is to wait. But is anyone in/has been in a similar boat?
I’ve been waiting 7 weeks for a medical waiver bc of a college softball injury. Anyone face something similar to this?