To give some context, I tore it in mid July, had surgery yesterday, I should be back by February of next year doing most activities at a moderately athletic level and I definintely should be full-go 100% by mid May of next year. I have a proven track record, being a 3 year letterman in soccer as a goalie and by being the #2 back-squat of all time as of May of my Junior year (at 589 pounds, which was well on pace to beat the #1 squat, which was a guy whom squatted 616 pounds at the end of his senior year). I also hold an impressive 313 power clean, 4.97 40, and a 234 bench press. As of 2010, we can't letter anymore in weightlifting, but I've been lifting there since sixth grade, and it's safe to say that I would've lettered probably a dozen of times if we lettered for completing and getting our programs signed. I also am quite accomplished academically and hold multiple leadership positions. Will I be unable to apply due to this injury, or will my athletic accomplishments prove to Air Force admissions that I am capable of withstanding all of the physical rigors of the academy? Even if all of this works, what if it reoccurred again at the academy? Would I be kicked out? Once someone tears their ACL once, the chance of recurrence is 6 times higher than before the initial tear. I've heard that the academy has a tough, unconditional stance at injuries. Thanks for your help and thanks for answering.