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Ok. so those of you who have read my previous posts know my son was a Nuke and going to leave on the 24th of next month for bootcamp.  He recently was considering how to transfer and go into SEALS. His recruiter called on Monday and informed us that Daniel had been dismissed because he had Viral Meningitis.  He was hospitalized for two days in March, it was just viral NOT bacterial.  He fully recovered, I faxed all the discharge/follow up paperwork to the recruiter back in March.  We just now get the call that said he has to wait 1 year from having this illnes to enlist again.  His recruiter was stunned (so, he said) he also said all his test scores will still be valid and confirmed that Daniel will be eligilbe for just about anything because of his high scores.  He also, off the record, said there will be plenty of jobs available for him because March will be the begining of the fiscal year and there are plenty of seats.  We are all so sad.  Daniel doesn't know what to do........we live on an island and most all of his class (only 28 of them) is going off to college and now he's stuck here.  He's considering moving off ilsand and going to Bellingham to be near Western where a lot of his friends are going.  He said he wants to be able to train and there are more opportunities off island (valid concern) for swimming, working out, etc.  But along with that comes partying which he's never been into but we all know how quickly this can change.  He is such a good kid!  This breaks my heart!  Has anyone ever heard of this?  I beleive the recruiter said he was "trited out"  but I have no idea what this means.......any ideas?

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There's a long list of medical disqualifiers, so yeah, I've heard of similar situations. Not meningitis specifically, but it is listed in standards. They don't seem to distinguish between the types.

Infectious diseases of the central nervous system.

Current or history of acute infectious processes of the central nervous system, including, but not limited to meningitis (322), encephalitis (323), or brain abscess (324), are disqualifying if occurring within 1 year before examination, or if there are residual neurological defects.
Thank you! I figured it was correct, just very sad.
I hope he can find an alternative to serving in the military, there are many, many paths he can follow.
How reliable is the above information? The reason I ask is because I'm actually a Medical Coder and it states above the ICD-9 is in the 320 range (I realize it also states "not limited to")...but my son was diagnosed with Viral Meningitis Dx 047.9. Now what do I do? It was VIRAL Meningits...totally different diagnosis codes. The above Diagnosis code 322 is Meningitis of unspecified cause. Diagnosis code 047.9 is Meningitis due to enterovirus, unspecified viral meningitis. is pretty good about general information, but I'd ask the recruiter to provide the actual regulation for specific details.
the standards which Anti-M listed above are reliable and published from Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 6130.3, "Physical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, and Induction," and DOD Instruction 6130.4, "Criteria and Procedure Requirements for Physical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Armed Forces."
Does that mean we can fight this? He was not diagnosed with the above (322, 323, or 324). His diagnosis was 047.9, which is Viral Meningitis...the 322 is Bacterial Meningitis. Any thoughts? I guess I don't mean "fight it" but "enlighten" them...right now he's not able to enlist again until March, 2011. If I could prove he didn't have what they won't allow, maybe he would be on track again.
If he really wants to be in the Navy and wants to be a SEAL or a rescue swimmer, he'll find a way to do it. Yes, he'll have to wait a while but it's worth waiting for and the time will go by very quickly. I know it's discouraging right now because the wound is still very raw, but give him a little time to think about it and he'll come around. The glass is half-full....he hasn't been denied altogether, just delayed.
We spoke to Daniel's recruiter and he is going to talk to his NC1 in the morning to see what they can do.... I explained they are different diagnosis codes so different illness. I don't know what will happen, maybe nothing but I'm still excited. If anyone has anything to add I'd greatly appreciate it! Thank you to all of you!


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