Hi - my son has a LOA needing the medical but is medically disqualified. Here are his DQ's from the website: Agency: US Naval Academy Sub Agency: Current Medical Status ( as of 4/6/2007): Pending Waiver Submission/Review D132.40 - History of endocrine or metabolic disorders D227.20 - Scoliosis/kyphosis D227.30 - Vertebral fusion, congenital or acquired D228.00 - Miscellaneous orthopedic or spinal condition - myelodysraphism with associated open and unfused posterior elements T12 through L4 His history is that he was born with a bone spur that split his spine and had surgery to remove it at six weeks of age. He had the potential for many problems but has been very fortunate. He played Select level soccer and is currently a competitive wrestler. He has always been fully functional and without limitations and is in fact very fit with very low body fat. The abnormalities he has are all congenital and asymptomatic. He has not undergone spinal fusion surgery despite that fact he has congenital vertebral malformation. These conditions have not worsened over time. He has been seen at Scottish Rite hospital since birth and they have discharged him stating that he should require no orthepedic follow-up. We included a letter from his physician at Scottish Rite with the remedials to that affect. When we looked at the medical guidelines he seemed to fall within the listed accepted tolerances for degree of scoliosis and non-surgical fusion of 2 vertebrae. In reference to history of endocrine or metabolic disorders; our son's testing showed a borderline level of growth hormone. We decided to start the growth hormone the spring of 2004 feeling it was worthwhile to start treatment while his growth plates were still open. He discontinued the injections in 12/06. We have always known that his medical condition would be an obstacle but hoped his history of being fully functioning with no limitations would be deciding. I would be grateful to know your thoughts as to if you believe it would be possible for my son to get a waiver for the listed DQ's and if there is still time to do so. Thanks.