My DS has reapplied to the Coast Guard Academy after being medically dq'd last year and was not offered an appointment. This year, he meets the timeframe guideline for a "history of" medical issue so remedials have been requested. One of the remedials is for an EEG, awake and sleep-deprived, which he has had before and it is not a big deal but it is a time-consuming test. I have mixed emotions that he go through the test knowing the Academy may not even consider him competitive for an appointment. It seems that when costly (to taxpayers) tests are needed to qualify an applicant it would be wise for DoDMERB to see if the Academy is interested in the applicant and wants the test done. Ok. Done venting. There is no way he would choose not to have the EEG. And I would never suggest he not have it done. I just will feel so bad for him if he goes through this too and does not receive an offer for an appointment. Thanks for listening.