My friend's son was ADHD. He had to be off of all meds and out of tx for a certain amount of time to qualify for the Marines. I forget how long but it seems like a couple of years. My son is also ADHD but he's started refusing meds and tx long enough before that it was a moot point by the time he joined the Army.
I'm hoping someone will please answer a question for me.
Is a dx of depression and taking antidepressants is a disqualifier for service in the Army? Or is this something that is waiverable?
What I am learning from Military folks is that there is not really a "pat" answer for disqualifying reasons. Some have specified that what may be waived once, may not be waived the next time and you shouldn't rule yourself out until you speak with an AMEDD recruiter, (heck, maybe two!!)
Make sure you speak with an AMEDD recruiter and not an enlisted recruiter as they are seeking different things.
Any condition that in the opinion of the examining medical officer will significantly interfere with the successful performance of military duty or training may be a cause for rejection for appointment, enlistment, and induction.
Actually, I need the age waiver because I am planning on going through the ROTC program at my University. Then after graduation, I would attend OBC for 3 months and earn my commission that way. I like the idea of the stipend, tuition paid, etc by commissioning through the ROTC program.
Anyway, they have an age cutoff for ROTC, which I think is 25...