Need answers on profile and redeployment

TALLEYROBERT

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Hello everyone I am a SPC in the army on my first deployment. when our plane landed I was put on baggage detail and in the process I severely strained my shoulder. I have had a previous injury to this shoulder in 2010. the PA gave me a profile and sent me to physical therapy, after 4 weeks they referred me to ortho. the specialist their ordered a mri and after that he told me it would be in my best interest to go home and have surgery to repair the shoulder. I agreed. we started the paper work and after 3 weeks of my pa telling me that I would be on a plane each week I went back to the hospital to check on my paperwork myself. to my surprise my command had not filed the paperwork. I then had a field grade officer help me to file the paper work. they requested a waiver. it was sent up to CENTCOM and was denied. during all of this I had a temporary profile with a 2 for upper. two weeks ago she issued me a profile that said that I could not fire my weapon. one week ago she gave me a permit profile with 2 upper and 2 lower. then she also wrote a temporary with 3upper and 3 lower with not able to wear iba or kelvlar and not able to Carry assigned weapon.

my question is why not put that on the permit profile and start a meb due to the fact that I do not meet retention standers.

and with a CENTCOM waiver denied why is my command holding me hear so long?

thank you any information would be great.
 

Warrior644

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Hello everyone I am a SPC in the army on my first deployment. when our plane landed I was put on baggage detail and in the process I severely strained my shoulder. I have had a previous injury to this shoulder in 2010. the PA gave me a profile and sent me to physical therapy, after 4 weeks they referred me to ortho. the specialist their ordered a mri and after that he told me it would be in my best interest to go home and have surgery to repair the shoulder. I agreed. we started the paper work and after 3 weeks of my pa telling me that I would be on a plane each week I went back to the hospital to check on my paperwork myself. to my surprise my command had not filed the paperwork. I then had a field grade officer help me to file the paper work. they requested a waiver. it was sent up to CENTCOM and was denied. during all of this I had a temporary profile with a 2 for upper. two weeks ago she issued me a profile that said that I could not fire my weapon. one week ago she gave me a permit profile with 2 upper and 2 lower. then she also wrote a temporary with 3upper and 3 lower with not able to wear iba or kelvlar and not able to Carry assigned weapon.

my question is why not put that on the permit profile and start a meb due to the fact that I do not meet retention standers.
and with a CENTCOM waiver denied why is my command holding me hear so long?
thank you any information would be great.
Welcome to the PEB Forum! :)

If a treating physician believes that you are unable to perform full military duty, or that you are unlikely to be able to do so within a reasonable period of time (normally 12 months), then a military service member will be referred to a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) at the medical treatment facility (MTF) where your treatment is being provided.

If your physical condition falls below medical retention standards, the attending physician will refer the military service member to the Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO) to start a MEB. The attending physician does this by relating the nature and degree of your medical impairment to retention standards and the duties that you may reasonably be expected to perform in your respective branch/Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) and grade.

In a number of cases, certain diagnoses will require that a military service member be referred to the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB). If the physician believes a military service member will be able to return to their full military duties within a reasonable period of time, and they meet medical retention standards, then a MEB is not required.

The exception is if the MOS Administrative Retention Review (MAR2) refers the military service member to the DoD IDES MEB/PEB process. In this case, the physician can only return a military service member to duty if their profile is upgraded to a P2 and the military service member meet medical retention standards.

The MEB normally contains all of the medical and nonmedical evidence previously described. The military service member (or your next of kin if the military service member is not deemed competent) are required to review and sign the MEB findings, and will be allowed to comment, as desired, on the complete content of the MEB before it is referred to the PEB.

When a medical care provider or MTF representative informs the military service member that referral to the PEB is recommended for a fitness determination, it is important that the military service member become familiar with how the DoD IDES MEB/PEB process works.

Moreover, the military service member will have the opportunity to review and comment on the medical and non-medical information referred to the PEB. To that extent, the Soldier's MEB Counsel (SMEBC) are available to assist the military service member with any MEB rebuttals.

Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer."

Best Wishes!
 

AmyGallay

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If surgery was recommended for you to repair your shoulder, a MEB will not be initiated until about 6 months after your surgery. Physical therapy will have to be completed (yes again) and you have to show you cannot return to duty or deploy or PT test. Basically you may be broken, surgery may fix you, if you stay broke, then an MEB gets started.
 
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