RiseUpBold wrote:Hello Everyone, I have been following this forum for the past two years and I sincerely appreciate everones input.
I got accepted last december to the Army JAG AD as an alternate and within two months I was notified of my acceptance as an AD. Since then I have been following up with Dodmerb for the medical req’s. I have ADD and urinary frequency so I needed a waiver for both. Unfortunately, today I received a phone call letting me know that my waiver was denied by the HRC. Is there anything I could do at this point? Jaro told me that HRC gave the final decision and unless there is an insurmountable evidence to be considered there is no reconsideration.
I am very suprised to receive the denial because both of my conditions were very small being that the frequency does not even need to be treated and the ADD did not even amunt to me getting an accomodation on tests. I had doctors explaining as such and all of that was of course part of the paperwork sent to the HRC months ago.
Ultimately though I had a very hard summer with unexpected family issues and I was not able to pass the bar by a small margin. I let the office know a month ago and they told me that I could take it again and if I failed again then I would need a waiver. Could the bar be the issue on the HRC desicion? Because if it is I can certainly explain my situation with proof.
Had I passed the bar, I would therotically be up for training on Jan 6th. Is it normal for people to be denied their waivers a month before training? It seems really odd esspecially if candidates work with Jaro for more than a year and make a lot of decisions for their family during this time based on their path to being a JAG as I did.
I plan to reapply to other branches but this surely was a bummer. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
If HRC denied your waiver, the odds of anyone higher overturning that decision are minimal. At this point, I’d assume the military isn’t going to happen. I’m sorry.
Do you mean once HRC denies a waiver that it becomes applicable across the board?
I did find this response on another forum that makes me a bit hopeful.
"I am active duty Army JAG (going on about 5 years). This is a throwaway account.
I was admitted after being disqualified for a medical condition. The waiver came very quickly. I was also disqualified and not given a waiver by another branch for a completely different issue. Both were on my medical records, and I think it that it really boiled down to who saw my packet. I actually put much more work into the earlier waiver packet and even got a doctor's note and had additional testing.
Keep pursuing the JAG option, but keep other doors open just in case, and feel free to ask me additional questions if you have any."