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Discussion in 'Military' started by MIAtaco, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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    MIAtaco

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    I am about to get my acl replaced in my right knee, will this disqualify me from enlisting? Trying to join the marine corps. Any info is greatly appreciated
     
  2. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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    Yeah bro unfortunatly if you have prior leg knee problems they will disqualify you and yes a doc checks you head to toe looking you over before you enlist sorry man
     
  3. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    Even if I have letter saying I'm fine?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    Not automatically. You'll need to get healthy and a clean bill of health, but it's not a disqualification. Might make it even more challenging tho...Harder and harder to get in right now due to the budget, so the extra work to get to 100% healthy won't help....but good luck man!!!
     
  5. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    yes but it might depend on the doc but just telling you most of the failures in bootcamp that don't make it are from leg and knee problems bootcamp is a bitch to your knees trust me I know. get healty and try atlest try to get in whats the worse they say no hope you get to join the brotherhood it's one hell of a ride
     
  6. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    Life is a bitch on your knees and tons of athletes and labor type workers have rebuild joints and live significantly productive lives without issue. It's NOT disqualifying automatically....but like I said-It'll make life harder, and it won't be an excuse for lack of performance..but he can still give it a shot.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    Thanks, I would do anything to join the corps like my uncle did. The doctor isn't even convinced its torn even though the MRI is clear. I'm going to everything I can to get better. I just hope I'll be able to enlist when the time comes
     
  8. Jan 11, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    Looking the unofficial stuff I have - Appears you need a year from the surgery before you are eligible,and then you need the clean bill of health.

    Good luck man,,.I hope it's minor and doesn't give you problems!!!
     
  9. Jan 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    Well I usually heal really quickly so hopefully this follows suit. And if your info is correct then next February will be the earliest for me. Thanks you guys the recruiters down here don't answer the phone too often
     
  10. Jan 11, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    There are waivers for everything in the military. Plenty of people get in that have had prior injuries or are just to stupid to pass the ASVAB. If you can perform you can join simple as that.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    Well that's good news, how hard is it to get the waiver? I've heard recruiters don't like to do the paperwork.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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    If they need the numbers they will do all kinds of paperwork. Hopefully yours is in for a promotion spot.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    I can only hope, especially in Miami they don't get too many that are qualified
     
  14. Jan 11, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    HAHA. some not "legal"? Talk to the recruiter man. Prepare yourself for boot.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    Not really a legal issue more of an background check issue or not smart enough to pass the asvab or a drug test. I'm trying to lose the weight I need also
     
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