Commander's Letter *before* MEB started?

pappabear_usaf

Registered Member
#1
So I have a question...every post I read it seems the MEB process started for folks, and then the letter was sent for the Commander to fill out.

I've been MEB'd before, returned to duty C2 (about 5 yrs ago). This year for my RILO, they sent my Commander the Impact Statement to fill out...but I am not coded for MEB yet.

Is this odd or out of the ordinary?
 

spartan34

Registered Member
#3
So I have a question...every post I read it seems the MEB process started for folks, and then the letter was sent for the Commander to fill out.

I've been MEB'd before, returned to duty C2 (about 5 yrs ago). This year for my RILO, they sent my Commander the Impact Statement to fill out...but I am not coded for MEB yet.

Is this odd or out of the ordinary?
No they will complete the NARSUM and CC letter then initiate code 37, , once they put the code 37 on They have like 30 Days to send the IRILO to AFPC medical folks so they like to have their ducks in a row first
 

pappabear_usaf

Registered Member
#4
I wonder if it was Command directed.
It was...but it didn't come as a surprise. We had talked about it. The truth of the matter is my 100% today isn't my 100% of years past. I'm past 20 and reupped for four more last summer...but come the past holidays all sorts of issues flared up or just got worse. I found myself unableto manage a full day of work and needing to go home early, or miss work all together due to migraine or no sleep.

So he submitted the letter and then they came back with continued medical observation for three months before deciding on an IRILO (I thought the first 'I' stood for initial?). I was MEB'd back in 2013 and have been RILOd ever since (C2).

So needless to say this caught my commander (also my supervisor) and my colleague (trusted friend) and even myself by surprise. The only reasoning I can think of is they want to see what my future specialty clinic appts cone out as (I am seeing sleep disorder, pain clinic, and getting another brain MRI doe neurology between now and end of May).

Does this make sense to anyone? I've scoured the forums and can't find anything posted similar.
 
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