Forums is NOT something I can access at work. It is BLOCKED at USAFA. While traveling, I can access Forums on my IPHONE, but I'm a pretty busy guy. My easiest access to help you, help yourselves, is my email address Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I say this NOT to defeat the purpose of the FORUMS as a social networking tool, but to enhance individual reponses of those folks in need of answers, guidance, and assistance. Therefore, I dod not use PM, profile messaging, friends, and those other more subtle tools of the FORUMS. Sometimes I'm able to answer in nano seconds, other times, it may take a few days. But, I will respond. We thank you for your patience. The FORUMS have proven to be a fantastic tool for group discussion. Even moreso, as a public place where folks can read, digest, and handle issues on a more discreet level. I serve as the "Bureaucratic Buster" for folks caught in the net somewhere along the medical processing line. While NOT every story will end in the individual's desired outcome, I WILL ensure they receive due dilligence of review and the answer to their question. There have been two folks that regardless of my response as to the basis for their waiver denial and DoDMERB determination, refuse to accept the answer. They continue to "argue," for lack of a better term and I can no longer assist. The final answer after re-re-re-review is no. I will no longer entertain their assertions. That said, I've answered and worked with several hundred folkssince May 2008....those who directly post on the Forums and a much greater percentage of folks that deal directly with me. (I'm not a math guy but it started out of 1/3 posts and 2/3 that contact me directly....but it's now about 1/4 that post and 3/4 that read the FORUMS, but "lurk" in the background OR would prefer to work on a one-on-one basis). So, the fraction of people who were "helped" (assisted towards a successful outcome ---DoDMERB determination of DOES meet standards; waiver granted; or a complete understanding of "why" their conditions are not compatibile with military service) over those that disagree with everything = Several hundred/2. DoDMERB's motto is "leave no applicant behind." There is NO doubt that the Director and entire DoDMERB staff live that motto each and every day. We are here to help, not be an obstacle to dreams.