I am currently entering my sophomore year of college, and I am interested in AFROTC. I was applying to the AFA, USNA, and West Point during HS, and like many others was nominated by a Senator. During the process, I had minor arthroscopic surgery my senior year from football which disqualified me. My original DODMERB will expire October 26th of this year. The people I have contacted through AFROTC have told me that I need to get cleared before I can join ROTC. It's a shame the military disqualified me, but thats life. I have since accepted a Track & Field Scholarship as a Sprinter, so my training includes Olympic lifting and other power lifts, but weight room strength means nothing to the DODMERB, it's whats on paper that counts. I have never had any shoulder issues since then, and I recently obtained a letter from my orthopedic surgeon (1 yr 6 mo. post op) stating that I have FULL RANGE OF MOTION, and am "FULLY CAPABLE OF MILITARY DUTY". If anyone has been in a similar situation I'd love to hear your story. I know each person's case will be handled differently, but it would be nice to hear a success story. Any advice from a DODMERB expert would be greatly appreciated as well.