Good afternoon everyone...here is a quick rundown of my situation. Military History: I joined the USMC in 2002 and served 4 years as an infantry machinegunner (0331 for those of you who speak military) and then joined the US Army Reserve in 2006 - present where I serve as a Drill Sergeant. I have done my activations to Fort Benning and all my reserve time. During this timeframe I have been granted a permanent H3 waiver by the DoD and have had no problems continuing to serve my country. Currently I am enrolled at Auburn University pursuing ROTC in order to retire as an officer on Active Duty. Situation: My situation is that I have combat service connected hearing loss. I put in the normal medical packet that all college students use and of course I came back failing my hearing test... BIG SURPRISE lol... As a result I had to go to the local VA Hopsital and get a Comprehensive Audiology Exam and do the SPEECH Recognition test. The CAE of course came back with the same hearing loss and minor tinitus that we (me and the government) have known about for years now... but forturnately I passed the SPEECH Recognition at 100%. 3 weeks ago I submitted my appeal for reconsideration with my SPEECH test scores attached. Question: What is the time frame for the return on this and what are the chances of me getting my MUST-NEEDED waiver?!?! Thank you very much for any information, Drill Sergeant James Reed SSG / US Army Reserves "Semper-Fi"