My son received a congressional nomination to USMA and a subsequent letter from USMA that stated that the review board found him "academically and physically competitive", but that his medical status was "undetermined". Four days ago he received a letter from DodMERB that "Disqualified" him for "Asthma" after the age of 13. A general physican my wife takes my kids to determined (and wrote his medical records), a diagnosis of Asthma. My son does not use an inhaler or medicines of any kind and he has not been hampered as a result in varsity sports (he was a little short of breath one time when he first started swimming the 500m freestyle, but just about anyone would be). I called DodMERB (twice) and USMA (once) to ask advice on how to request a waiver for this (since I know from reading on this website that it is possible). Neither were particularly helpful. Even more confusing was the USMA representative's response that "no waiver would be requested"? The DodMERB's letter and website both state that waiver requests are automatic for USMA applicants. Taking matters into our own hands we contacted a Pulminary specialist in our area and my son will see him in three weeks (earliest we could get in). If the initial tests do not disprove the diagnosis, we have further requested that he be given the Methacholine challenge test. We do not know what else to do or where to go for advice. Any help would be appreciated. I have also posted this response on the DodMERB forum.