Greetings ladies and gentlemen, I am a freshman in college taking summer classes at the University of Puerto Rico. For a very long time I've thought about doing ROTC and I've always had an interest in the military. I passed by the ROTC office on my campus last week and the PMS said I am exceptionally qualified for the program and explained to me the details of contracting if that's what I really wanted which, it is. He also said participating in the SMP program through the national guard can also be a good idea. Throughout the screening process he said my only obstacle is a shoulder surgery I had a year and a half ago. He said it takes about a year to contract and that I would have to pass a physical in which I would require a waiver. He mentioned something called DodMERB I believe. To be more clear: December of 2014 I was rock climbing when I dead hung from my left shoulder and heard a clack. My shoulder did not dislocate. It felt unstable so I went to the doctor and he recommended therapy. Instead I rested the shoulder for about a month and returned to my daily routine of exercise including pull ups and weight lifting. Months passed by and my shoulder still felt a bit unstable. I returned to the doctor on November of 2015 and through an MRI he confirmed I had a substantial labral tear even though my shoulder never dislocated. I underwent surgery and he placed “bioabsorbable” pins in my shoulder. The pins have dissolved and are no longer there today. I underwent three months and a half of physical therapy and have gained full strenght and mobility in every direction except laterally. I have regained 175 out of 180 degrees laterally. My doctor cleared me for free activity and exercise on May 2016 and stated I am free to do as much exercise as is required. What are the chances of getting one? What process do I have to go through after the physical? It appears I will need a waiver for both ROTC and the NG if I join both. The PMS said if AROTC denies the waiver I can try to see of AFROTC approves it. Is that true? Does anyone have any experience with this particular issue?