My son is applyling to the USMA for fall 09 admission. He received his rejection from dodmerb due to asthma. Should he wait until the academy asks for a medical waiver or should we as a family initiate an appeal ourselves? We have the resources to fund any testing that might be helpful to an appeal. Does initiating an appeal hinder or exclude the possibility of a waiver being requested by the academy itself? Right now he isn't interested in ROTC as an option but if he were would this change one's approach?