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Introduction-Alek

Post by PracticeAllstar » March 15th, 2019, 10:33 am

Hello everyone, my name is Alek and I am 29 years old from upstate New York. I am currently in Paramedic School but being an Army Ranger has always been my dream. However during my college years I broke my back which required surgery and hardware so I was denied 3 times by the Army. I was recently contacted by a recruiter saying med waivers are passing much easier now and I have decided to give it one last shot.

I have a mountain of paperwork that needs to be collected from a surgeon who is no longer practicing in my area so I have my work cut out for me. Once I get a GO/No Go about my medical issue I will update you all as to what my next 25m target is.

Finally I would just like to thank everyone who has contributed to this site, as I have been a lurker for many years and have learned a lot, especially when it comes to the recruiting process and the ever elusive option 40.

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Re: Introduction-Alek

Post by CharlieRanger1FFV » March 16th, 2019, 5:38 am

Welcome to the site, Alek...we look forward to hearing your update.


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Re: Introduction-Alek

Post by Disinfertention » March 16th, 2019, 9:06 pm

PracticeAllstar wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 10:33 am
Hello everyone, my name is Alek
Welcome to ArmyRanger.com Alek. If you want to become a member of the 75th, this is the best place to be.

What are your goals for service? Is it service? Or service in the 75th? I'd like you to tell us that so we can better talk to you about your issues and what you want to do. I have no idea how a med waiver like yours would look for initial jump status but I'd bet it is poor.

What is your degree in? Have you considered being an officer? What is it that you hope to do in the military?

What have you been doing since you graduated? Assuming you did?
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Re: Introduction-Alek

Post by Drock » March 19th, 2019, 10:14 pm

Welcome Alek!
Always glad to see the lurkers get around to make an account.

It seems like you’ve been very successful and deciding to try yet another time to join must mean your passionate about it, I hope the best for you with getting that waiver approved.

I look forward to following your progress
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Re: Introduction-Alek

Post by PracticeAllstar » March 21st, 2019, 8:03 am

Ranger Disinfertention,

My goal is to get an option 40 contract, I was originally just planning on 11x but I read some things about 13F and have been trying to research their role and responsibilities in Regiment.

My med waiver is for a back surgery I had in 2011 which is why in 2014 no recruiter would even give me a shot. However the guy I am talking to now said he just got a waiver for a guy with a metal rod in each leg and it depends on the doctor that day.

My degree is in political science/pre-law and I was never really interested in the officer route due to the small amount of time you spend actually doing your job. Since I have graduated I have worked a couple jobs, got my EMT-Basic which I enjoyed and I am now currently in Paramedic school looking at the end goal of being a Tactical Medic if the Army does not pan out.

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Re: Introduction-Alek

Post by Disinfertention » March 21st, 2019, 5:15 pm

Alek, waivers are weird. As soon as I think I figured it out with how the waivers generally work someone comes in with a whacko story on what they got approved to do.

Do you have any idea on the timeline of the waiver process once you do get all your paperwork together? Guessing you can't just get evaluated by a current doctor and need original stuff?
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