Hello, Several years ago (2006) I came to this forum on DODMERB advice, specifically the waiver process for Asthma that hadn't bothered me since I was a child. The waiver worked, thanks in part to the great advice I got from so many of you! I'm very glad to see that this forum is still up and running and thriving! After two years of Army ROTC, in which I was a leader and very active participant (I was a member of the Ranger Challenge Team and commander of the Battalion Color Guard) I began to have trouble passing height/weight and the BMI test. However, I was passing my APFT. No matter how hard I trained and dieted, I still couldn't lose the weight. Finally, I sought answers from my doctor who performed a thyroid test. He gave me a statement indicating that I had been diagnosed with my hypothyroidism and was now in his care. I brought the documentation with me to my Battalion XO who proceeded to inform me that I would be disenrolled. This broke me emotionally, my entire life I'd wanted to be an Infantry Officer and made no back up plans. Several weeks later I received my disenrollment papers which merely stated that I was disenrolled for continually failing to meet the Army's standards for Height/Weight & BMI and made no mention of my Thyroid condition. YEARS have gone by since this happened (2009) and finally Friday, I received a bill from DFAS for close to $14,000. I called DFAS and they informed me that I can appeal the decision by submitting a personal statement and supporting evidence and they would make their decision. I just finished my personal statement and will be getting a letter from my doctor indicating that prior to the date of the first test, neither he nor I had any indication of a thyroid condition and that because of the condition it would have been nearly impossible to pass the BMI test as well as a copy of the test results showing the date of first testing that coincides with my disenrollment date (ironically, the meeting was the afternoon after I went to get the results). I'm also going to be CCing my Representative and Senator on all communications. I was wondering if anyone had any experience/suggestions with this? Have a great day!