Well, after 3 years of trying my DS hit the end today when he was told his appeal was denied and he would not be granted a medical waiver for the Coast Guard Academy. He is in the same boat with Merchant Marine & Navy so after 3 years of trying, his dream of one of the marine academies is gone. He has, however, been active in his current university's Army ROTC program and has received a medical waiver through them and been offered a contract which he now intends to sign and go forward with the goal of commissioning into the army and going to medical school and becoming a surgeon. Could someone just fill me in on some of the basics of how the Army ROTC program works? He has to contract in order to enter the 3rd year of the program and he does want to go full active duty upon graduation. He wants to make a career of the military, but I'm not sure how all that works and what to expect going forward now. So links, info, etc. would be appreciated. I know all I need to know about the Academies having lived through that process for 3+ years now. But I know very little about the ROTC process to commissioning and service. Thanks.