Prior Service trying to get back in the army. I went to MEPS and i was told I have an eye defect(Pupil does not react to light) therefore I am disqualify.I went to my eye and i found out my eye has been this way since the past 3 years. I have no medical issues whatsoever. My question is will I get a waiver for this medical issue ?
Posted >1 y ago
It is very tough to say. Lately, recruitment standards have been very strict.
Are you trying to go Active or Reserves? Under the current USAREC Business Rules for Prior Service. If you are want Active Duty, if you are not a cryptolinguist (Army MOS 35P....not sure what the USMC equivellant is) and not Airborne qualified, then your only option would be to enlist under the SF enlistment option....unless you have a DLPT score on a language they are accepting. There has been a bit of debate whether or not someone with a medical waiver can enlist under this option.
If you want the Reserves, there are tons of unit within a reasonable commute of DC, and the Reserves are not subject to the USAREC Business Rules. If you are still in the IRR and want to go Reserves....you might be able to reach out to a Reserve Career Counselor and that may save you the MEPS headache.
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