Mr. Mullen, Earlier in the year (late Feb.) I broke my ankle. There was a problem with the ligaments and I needed to have two screws put into my ankle. About two and 1/2 weeks ago I got the screws removed and my ankle is healing well. The break is completely healed BUT I still have 4 holes in my bones due to the screws. I am able to put full, unassisted pressure on my foot but I won't be able to run until mid-september. So, my question is: Will this automatically disqualify me and if so, is there a good possibility of getting a waiver? Also, I was diagnosed with a small leak of my aorta about a year ago. The cardiologist said that it is completely normal and should not affect me in any way but I am very concerned that this will keep me out of a service academy. I know that it is difficult to draw any judgement on my situation but any input would be very helpful! Thank you very much for your time!