Hi, Does anyone have any experience getting a medical waiver for eczema? My DS has a 4-year Air Force ROTC and 4-year Naval ROTC scholarship (and we are waiting on the Army); however, he was just DQ'd by DodMERB for eczema! I am shocked, because the two times he's had eczema were so minor we almost didn't even note it on his DodMERB form! In fact, I don't even know that it was truly eczema, I think his skin just gets a little dry in the winter; now he uses moisturizing lotion and he hasn't had any problems at all (and he never really had much of a problem to begin with). My DS is absolutely devastated, his heart is set on serving his country after he graduates from college -- and his older brother is a Navy ROTC Midshipman and he wants to follow his footsteps. We've since had his pediatritian write a letter explaining that (1) he's only had two very minor, localized instances of eczema on his arm since the age of 12 that were easily treated and cleared up very quickly, (2) he hasn't had any further recurrences and he's not on any medication, and (3) no further treatment is expected, and that there is no indication that it will further impact his health. I understand that the process is that the Air Force ROTC and Navy ROTC will now do their own separate reviews to see if he qualifies for a waiver. The Air Force ROTC just finished theirs and DQ'd him right away, though they said they hadn't yet read the letter from my DS's pediatritian; but they said that they don't think it will change anything, that for Air Force, it is an automatic DQ if he's had a history of eczema after age 12. Does anyone know if the Navy and Army are more willing to grant a waiver for eczema? (I understand that sometimes one branch will grant a waiver where another branch won't.) Does anyone have any advice on how to get a waiver? Is there an appeal process, and how does that work? Should my DS go see a dermatologist and have the dermatologist write a letter? Any information at all would be much appreciated -- especially if anyone has ever been successful in getting a waiver for eczema -- what the circumstances were, and for what branch. Thank you so much!