Wright said. History of, unless the cause has been corrected, and is not otherwise disqualifying. Although there is no standard, color vision will be tested because adequate color vision is a prerequisite for entry into many military specialties. a. These things include military problems within the army, military tactics and decisions, and barbarian attacks. (4) Applicants with a history of mild head injury, as defined by a period of unconsciousness or amnesia, alone or in combination, of 1 hour or less, are unfit for at least 1 month after injury; after which they may be acceptable if neurological evaluation shows no residual dysfunction or complications. (1) Anal fissure if persistent, or anal fistula. e. Healed fractures or dislocations of the vertebrae. Dental implants systems must be successfully osseointegrated and completed. c. Major abnormalities and defects of the genitalia, such as a change of sex, a history thereof, or dysfunctional residuals from surgical correction of these conditions. Includes scars at skin graft donor or recipient sites if the area is susceptible to trauma. (1) Meningitis, encephalitis, or poliomyelitis within 1 year before examination, or if there are residual neurological defects. are largely consumable and comparatively inexpensive. It can also feel like you are protecting your loved ones by not sharing information. d. Hypertrophy or dilatation of the heart. (3) Surgical correction of any knee ligaments if symptomatic or unstable. a. (5) Orchitis, acute or chronic epididymitis. (2) Ventricular arrhythmias, including ventricular fibrillation, tachycardia, and multi focal premature ventricular contractions. The history of warfare is replete with examples of technological advances driven by military necessity, finding solutions to the most difficult real-world problems. (6) Menopausal syndrome, if manifested by more than mild constitutional or mental symptoms, or artificial menopause if less than 1 year's duration. b. Atopic dermatitis or eczema, with active or residual lesions in characteristic areas (face, neck, antecubital, and or/popliteal fossae, occasionally wrists and hands), or documented history thereof after the age of 8. c. Contact dermatitis, especially involving rubber or other materials used in any type of required protective equipment. (5) Vasculitis such as Bechet's, Wegener's granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa. (4) Deformity of the lids, complete or extensive, sufficient to interfere with vision or impair protection of the eye from exposure. It’s quite another thing to actually do it. Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and Lown-Ganong-Levine-Syndrome associated with an arrhythmia are also disqualifying. Severe head injuries are defined by one or more of the following: (a) Unconsciousness or amnesia, alone or in combination, of 24 hours duration or longer. a. Allergic manifestations. a. Abnormalities of the arteries and blood vessels, including aneurysms, even if repaired, atherosclerosis, or arteritis. c. Enuresis or incontinence of urine beyond age 12. d. Hematuria, pyuria, or other findings indicative of renal tract disease. h. Industrial solvent and other chemical intoxication. (1) Cysts, other than pilonidal, of such a size or location as to interfere with the normal wearing of military equipment. of the Roman Empire. (2) Chronic osteoarthritis or traumatic arthritis of isolated joints of more than a minimal degree, which has interfered with the following of a physically active vocation in civilian life or that prevents the satisfactory performance of military duty. b. Recovery from disease or injury with residual weakness or symptoms such as to preclude satisfactory performance of duty, or grip strength of less than 75 percent of predicted normal when injured hand is compared with the normal hand (non-dominant is 80 percent of dominant grip). Medical Conditions That Can Keep You From Joining the Military, Coast Guard Weight Requirements At a Glance, Reservists Deemed Essential Employees May Be Exempted from Mobilization, VA Loan Eligibility Expands for Surviving Spouses, More Than 8,500 Airmen Have Volunteered to Join Space Force, More Sailors Are Reenlisting. b. (1) Hernia, including inguinal, and other abdominal, except for small, asymptomatic umbilical or asymptomatic hiatal. c. Dislocation if unreduced, or recurrent dislocations of any major joint such as shoulder, hip, elbow, or knee; or instability of any major joint such as shoulder, elbow, or hip. 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