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  • Somewhat Complicated Situation - Waiver Needed?

    Good Afternoon everyone,

    I enlisted in the Marines 4 years ago and was discharged from boot camp for asthma. This was an incorrect diagnosis, and I have seen several specialists who have cleared me for full physical activity, and in their professional opinion, stated that I do not have asthma. I recently tried to process again with the Marines and passed MEPS with no problem. My PULHES score is 1's across the board. However, the Marine Corps required me to apply for a waiver even though I was medically cleared, and it got denied.

    My question: If I was to enlist in the National Guard, would I require a waiver? Again, I have been cleared by MEPS and would not need a medical waiver... But would the Guard still require a waiver for my entry level separation?

    Thank you for your time!

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    Re: Somewhat Complicated Situation - Waiver Needed?

    In short yes. You require a waiver, due to your type of discharge.

    You will require a complete Discharge packet validating Separation Program Designator (SPD), to include all board procedures by the Army National Guard. Just like the Marines, there is no guarantee it will be approved.

    You will need to contact a local Army National Guard recruiter.


    • #3
      Re: Somewhat Complicated Situation - Waiver Needed?

      That makes sense, thank you sir. I plan on speaking with a Guard recruiter in the near future. However, I'm still working with the Marine Corps recruiter, as there is a possibility that I can make an appeal for the denied waiver. I didn't want to further complicate the situation by working with two branches at the same time. Again, thank you.