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Leadhead
06-20-2013, 02:06
Has any QP's or other service members made it through MEPs with them knowing (if) you have a record of concussions? I have had 3 mild concussions from motocross crashes that have all resulted in ER visits, so I'd imagine I cant lie about it. I scored well on my ASVAB today (AFQT=81, GT=116), but when filling out my medical form, my recruiter told me that many times just 1 concussion is a DQ from MEPs.

I can understand the concern within the military and concussions, since having just one can make you more susceptible to getting another one easily. Concussions seem so common, I wouldn't imagine every enlisted soldier has never had one.

In short, has any of y'all made it through MEPs with at least one documented concussion, much less, three? Please share your stories, they will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Cake_14N
06-20-2013, 07:35
Never lie. Period.

The truth will come out and then you will be dealing with an issue of reliability and trustworthiness.

Disclose everything, provide documentation as requested. Be ready to go see numerous specialists ( on your dime ) and accept the decisions made at MEPS.

It is far better to be honest and accept the decision than to lie and have it come out later. Imagine what a future Team Sergeant would do to you when they find out you lied on medical forms just to get into the service?

Team Sergeant scares the crap out of me and I know there are at least 1000 miles between us at any given time. I don't ever want him or any other QP angry at me for any reason.

Tell the truth or you will face the wrath of a supervisor some time in the future.

Cake

Leadhead
07-22-2013, 23:57
Just an update for any potential DEP'er, I was cleared to process today. I did not lie (even though the recruiter fought hard to get me to) and I sent in all my paper work for my 3 concussions, broken wrist, etc. Don't lie, if they think you are fine or not, let it be. They know what's best for the service. And if you really want to serve your country, don't lie to serve because you could potentially be a disservice to your country.

Do your own research and don't necessarily trust the recruiters. I have showed them up 2 times so far because I've been stubborn as hell to do what is right and what I want to do.

Good luck.