Posted on Nov 4, 2020
Mayah Glynn
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Hey there so I previously posted about being denied by BUMED. Well it turns out there was more to the story. I was actually denied by Marine Corps HQ. Everyone at the San Diego RS was confused by this as they were all certain my package was going to pass. (For anyone new, I was denied due to a history of Bipolar Disorder Unspecified and ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder). I have paperwork from the original doctor and a new one saying those dx no longer apply to me. Apparently, BUMED denied me based on the disapproval from MC HQ.

Does anyone know why I would be denied by MC HQ specifically even after getting all the paperwork asked for? And if there’s anything I can do such as write a letter to the OIC there?
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Maj John Bell
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The governing regulation is
DOD INSTRUCTION 6130.03, MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR APPOINTMENT, ENLISTMENT, OR INDUCTION INTO THE MILITARY SERVICES.

Specifically
SECTION 5: DISQUALIFYING CONDITIONS
PARAGRAPH 28. LEARNING, PSYCHIATRIC, AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS.

I'm not an expert so I will not try to tell you whether or not you fall within the parameters. I will tell you that a waiver for something spelled out in this DOD Instruction is going to take one of two things.

1) The Secretary of the Navy is going to have to petition the Secretary of Defense for a Marine Corps wide waiver, because he believes that your condition specifically, and other people similarly affected has no significant negative impact on the Marine Corps.

or,

2) You possess a set of skills needed by the Marine Corps, so rare that it becomes unreasonable to seek that skill set elsewhere. And your ability to provide those skills to the Marine Corps is not going to be effective if you act as a civilian contractor.
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SGM Bill Frazer
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Lady the OIC is the Commandant of the Marine Corps- I doubt you will get to far. With out the paperwork, the denial would have been quicker.
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SSgt Christophe Murphy
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I would not recommend working outside of the RS for addressing this. Work with the RS staff and they know who to address the concern with.
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Mayah Glynn
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The RS staff have not been very forthcoming on my situation.
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SSgt Christophe Murphy
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Mayah Glynn They are most likely researching the issue and getting their ducks in a row. One does not simply just call Headquarters Marine Corps directly without working through outside contacts/resources.
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