I received notification of being awarded a NROTC scholarship to my first choice unit April 4th. As many others have posted on this forum, I have since received a disqualification from DoDMERB. This DQ is for code "D101.00 Valvular heart disease, history of." I had an EKG a few weeks ago, that got sent to them and they reviewed it. However, the EKG technician said I have a good heart (then corrected herself, saying "I mean the muscle, it's strong" ). I've done nordic skiing for 2 years, track for 2 years, cross country for 1 year, and started rowing in a club this past summer. I've run and exercised plenty and had no heart problems whatsoever. I had been expecting some sort of problem could come from this, due to the fact that my regular physician had to write a note about my heart murmur (noticed a short time after I was born), and specifically she wrote I had a "History of a heart murmur", but I've never seen her exact note (it was sent directly to DoDMERB). Has anyone else had this sort of a problem before, and is it difficult to get a waiver for this? I'm hoping BUMED can pass it by and I can get this all cleared up (as this is my last hurdle to entering the battalion in the fall), but still worried as it could ruin my chances to serve in the Navy. Sorry for the long post, wanted to get everything out there!