Frequently Asked Questions(click on a question to show/hide the answer)
Yes. The AMOI will type this form after you turn it in.
Yes. The AMOI needs the digital copy so it can be transferred to Unit letterhead.
As soon as you hit the 12 month mark (prior to your commission date), you can submit your Physical, Annual Certs and supporting medical documents to BUMED for a PQ Letter. The sooner the better.
No, if you have not had any significant changes in your health and your Annual Certs can back this up; you only need to update your most recent physical with:
- HIV test and result within 12 months of commissioning
- Dental Class I or II within 12 months of commissioning
- PAP (females over 21) within 12 months of commissioning
- First class PFT prior to commissioning
Yes. You must get an Aviation Physical - no exceptions.
No, but you will need to submit all medical forms concerning your injury to BUMED to review your health status.
Your commissioning date will be delayed by MCRC.
The deadlines for any commissioning package can be found on the Marine Corps Recruiting Command's "Year in Sight," which is a calendar of due dates for a variety of packages including commissioning. The Year in Sight can be found on the MCRC website at this website.
Students can (within 12 months) of their commissioning date obtain a dental exam that puts them at a *level 1 or level 2, an HIV test (with negative results), any supporting medical documentation for any injuries (so that they can be reviewed and approved by BUMED), and a PAP (females over 21). You will be required to run a first class PFT prior to commissioning as well. All of this must be thoroughly documented and legible because it will be reviewed by BUMED. All of this, including the Physical Examination that the midshipman or Marine utilized to gain entry into the program, are submitted to BUMED for the PQ Letter.
- Dental Class 1: Not requiring dental treatment or reevaluation within 12 months
- Dental Class 2: Have oral conditions that if not treated or followed up, have the potential but are not expected to result in dental emergencies within 12 months
The aviation package includes documents specific to qualification as a Naval Aviator or Naval Flight Officer. This includes: Aviation Guarantee Letter, Aviation Agreement, ASTB Score Sheet and an Aviation Approved Physical as well as a NAMI PQ Letter, which is in addition to a BUMED PQ Letter.
These documents must be the most current forms MCRC uses, which have been known to change. Look at the MCRC website and go to Officer Programs. The most current forms are posted here
Be proactive and approach the AMOI or MOI to start the process as early as possible. The only person who cares more about the commissioning request package is the individual receiving the commission.