Hello, I was dq'd from USNA this week (letter of 2/28/08) for herniated disk with surgical intervention. Senior med officer at USNA says he has never grated a waiver for this condition. Does anyone know if this is a hard and fast rule or if there is any discretion in this matter? My surgery was 3 years ago and I have fully recovered. I wrestled 60+ HS bouts my jr and sr yrs. My record was 45-17. I feel fine and have been able to handle one of the most physically challenging HS sports. Is there anything else I can do?