Question by  radiantrachel (39)

Is asthma a disqualifier for a surface warfare officer?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Asthma is a disqualifier for service in the United States military. Because all soldiers are expected to be able to deploy and perform in harsh, deprived conditions, there are specific health conditions that preclude the ability to serve.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

Asthma is one of the conditions that disqualifies one from military service. Because soldiers are expected to be always at the ready under the most demanding and stressful conditions, individuals with asthma are not able to fulfill this expectation.


Answer by  JonEMN2 (46)

The military not only doesn't allow entry into the military if you have asthma, but often misses diagnoses of asthma and have to discharge people later, since asthma is easy to lie about and people often lie to get into the miltiary.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Asthma is a disqualifier for enlistment in the U. S. military. There are several conditions, including asthma, diabetes, and others, that preclude military service. The possibility of falling into circumstances where proper treatment would not be available would put personnel at risk.


Answer by  ybforz (83)

Asthma is a disqualifier for anyone in the US Military unfortunately. But I believe that you can get a waiver if your asthma is controllable and doesn't affect your everyday activities.


Answer by  Shaun59 (17)

Asthma should not disqualify one from being a Surface Warfare Officer. The Surface Warfare Officer must meet the Navy's Physical Standards, but the job is not physically intensive.


Answer by  Aero (97)

Yes, and most of the time, the military will not even allow a person with diagnosed asthma join the military at all. That is a high risk for any soldier to have while in service.

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