Can anyone shed some light on the DoD asthma regulation? On DoD Instruction 613003p it says: d. Airway hyper responsiveness including asthma (493.xx), reactive airway disease, exercise-induced bronchospasm (519.11) or asthmatic bronchitis (493.90), reliably diagnosed and symptomatic after the 13th birthday. (1) Reliable diagnostic criteria may include any of the following elements: substantiated history of cough, wheeze, chest tightness, and/or dyspnea which persists or recurs over a prolonged period of time, generally more than 12 months. (2) Individuals DO MEET the standard if within the past 3 years they meet ALL of the criteria in subparagraphs 11.d.(2)(a)-(d). (a) No use of controller or rescue medications (including, but not limited to inhaled corticosteroids, leukotriene receptor antagonists, or short-acting beta agonists). (b) No exacerbations requiring acute medical treatment. (c) No use of oral steroids. (d) A current normal spirometry (within the past 90 days), performed in accordance with American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines and as defined by current National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) standards. I've read multiple forums on asthma disqualification on this website but no one has mentioned part two of the regulation posted above (individual does meet standard if...), I just wanted to know if it was true. Are army rotc cadets held to DoD medical standards when they complete their DodMERB or are they held to army regulation Ar 40-501?