I have a son who is VERY interested in the academy(s). He is a freshman. He has Celiac. He is NOT anaphylactic; generally Celiac does not present such problems. He is expert at avoiding gluten. I can imagine some posts would be out of the question for anyone with a special diet. (Anywhere an MRE is the standard fair). However I can imagine many more positions where a special diet would be no big deal, especially in the Navy or Air Force. (This may be a fundamental misunderstanding, but there it is). The question is a wavier necessary fro Celiac? If so, can a wavier be granted? Can a young person with Celiac gain an appointment? Do any of the service academies accommodate special diets? The Celiac diet would be much easier than say a Kosher Diet or a Vegan Diet and his symptoms, on the rare chance of contamination, are not severe or life threatening.