My son is high school class of 2015. He received an official USNA "Conditional Offer of Appointment" a few weeks ago...subject to a medical review of his Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis condition. We provided overwhelming medical documentation that he is 100% fit to perform military service. The spondy was diagnosed in 8/2011. He played, started and excelled as an OL in high school (Texas 6A level) for the last 3 years without any pain or consequence of the condition....so, he has been "stable", pain-free and otherwise 100% healthy for 3+ years. Regardless of the medical evidence and his whole med case file, his med waiver was denied because it is a Level 2 (out of 5 levels)...a Level 1 would likely have gotten a waiver approval. He is appealing the decision. His spondy "grade" is a low-level 2 (very close to a 1), but nonetheless a 2. We believe the USNA Dr. did not review his whole file, but merely DQ'd it because it is a 2..."by the book"! So, we are hopeful that an appeal might compel a 2nd look with a more comprehensive evaluation with compensating factors. Is this wishful thinking or does he have a chance for a successful appeal?