Hey everyone, i've been visiting this site for a few months now and today i registered seeking some help. I was just notified this week by DoDmerb that i was disqualified. Reason? "Mental disorder, history" in particular asperger's. HOWEVER! Let me give you guys a little insight first. If i'm not mistaken DoDmerb regs say that as long has you haven't taken meds,therapy or any sort of behavioral/mental issue after the age 13 you qualify. Guess what? Never taken/been on medication Never received nor needed therapy Never had any behavioral or significant mental issues. If one investigated one would find that through out my ENTIRE student career(from elementary up until today) one would find i was one of the best behaved students. So getting a waiver should be no problem right? I hope so. But my Det told me they wont pursue a waiver for me(my DQ letter said i can apply for a waiver however) because they believe it would get denied due to a low SAT score. One of my Cadre suggested retaking the SAT[hopfully] boost my score up a bit and then apply for a waiver. While that's very possible i feel that i should contest this DQ and file an appeal if possible. Simply because i have no history of aspergers. "But everyone who has it has a history of it!" well technically speaking i don't. No medical or mental records whatsoever(mental meaning if i required or had therapy which as stated i didn't). Simply put i was diagnosed at 4 and well.....raised a nomral child and had a normal life and what mild symptoms i ever had, have dramatically decreased for the past 7-8 years(i do wish to be undiagnosed) . I will admit i did receive extra test time and for a reader to read aloud my questions but i NEVER used either. I always refused and i always finished the tests within the allotted time and in most cases before all the other students. And yes i did pass said tests=p And in 8th grade i was put into a self-contained classroom BUT WAIT LET ME EXPLAIN THAT. I was put in that classroom NOT for reasons related to my aspergers but because i had transferred from a suburban/rural school type to an urban school type. And after a year my parents put me in a self-contained class because they thought i would make more friends. Again they did NOT put me in there because of my aspergers(honestly i hated the fact that i was put in there with a passion, the other kids clearly had behavioral problems and disorders. I did not, i was so different from them and i hated that i was being categorized as such a student). I functioned normally in regular classroom even taking AP and IBO classes in high school. So what did i do to take care of my remedial? Got an up to date evaluation. The man who evaluated me put my test scores in the report. Here's how my tests scores went. Average High average Low average average average low average(math, my weakest subject) average High average(specifically stating excellent for memory and learning skills) Average average Average "within normal limits" It then goes on to state that "Mr.[me] seemed to have a positive view of himself, he has no reported psychological problems. His response indicate he that he is normal in his assertiveness and friendliness to other people." Now the overall report is about 5 pages long. But the report goes on to say that the only traits i continue to exhibit strong interests(meaning i REALLY like the things i'm into),detailed speech and limited voice inflection. Next page it goes on to say a couple things such as "Mr.[me] reported no significant psychological distress or interpersonal difficulties" "Taken together Mr.[me] presentation and test results suggest that, although he displays some features of Aspergers disorder, they are relatively mild and do not seem to impair his functioning significantly. Thus, they might be better characterized as PDD-NOS. Mr.[me] is extremely interest in a career in the Air Force, and there is nothing in his cognitive or psychological tests results to suggest that he will be unable to contribute capably. In fact, the regular work with military technology and regimented, disciplined lifestyle may be particularly suited to his personality" Now i hope you don't think i'm over obsessive. I'm just very motivated and passionate to get this cleared up as i really wish to serve my country(my reasons for wanting to do ROTC are more than just the butterbars. I have deep personal reasons). But Aspergers has never interfered with my daily life habits. I do have a meeting with my det commander tomorrow. Hopefully he can do something for me. But i guess what i'm asking is what are my chances of a waiver? Or if i can appeal should i? If i do appeal how do i prove to DoDmerb that i am capable for service? Thanks in advanced!