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Old 02-13-2015, 09:58 AM
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On the subject of flat feet, I had two medical physicals in the 1980s, one to clear me for NROTC, and my pre-commissioning physical a few years later. I was cleared medically in both physicals.

Interestingly, in neither case was I asked to remove my socks. Good thing, because I have no arches whatsoever.

I've heard anecdotally that flat feet is less of an issue since the Vietnam era, and that they now distinguish between congenital flat feet and collapsed arches due to injury. That being said, I suspect that if you have flat feet today, and claim to experiencing problems related to this, that you will likely not be cleared medically for military service.