Re: MEB/Fitness For Duty Determination
"Well, I don't think the 40lbs and 100 yards is valid and as far as I'm concerned, anybody who can't do the run on the PT test shouldn't be deployable."
What a load of manure. I love to run, think it's a great pastime and would do it even if I didn't need to for the AF. Having said that, there are a lot of conditions I can think of where a person is qualified to serve but can't run. That doesn't mean that you can't deploy, or it shouldn't.
If they don't want to accept the diagnosis of the specialist (podiatrist) then why did they send you to him or her in the first place? And why aren't they paying for a second opinion in that case?
I'm sure some people try to game the system by going to a civilian doc to get out of the run, but that doesn't mean everyone does.
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