Hi All, I just joined and posted a short intro, some of which is copied here: I have a rising senior who recently informed us that he wants to apply to CGSA for class of 2020. This was quite a surprise to us, as he hadn't expressed much interest in the military before this. (He later told me had to said much because he knew i wouldnt be crazy about the idea.). His dad is a former Marine, but never pushed our son towards the military. I admit that the military is not my choice, but I realize it's not my choice and it's not my life. I would never want to be instrumental in preventing him from realizing a dream just because of my fears. He is a great kid, strong character, loves to help and serve others and I think the CGSA would be lucky to have him. I'm biased, I know, but I do believe it. I feel as though we are coming to the whole service academy thing late. There is so much to consider. We visited the Academy on May 29 and he absolutely loved it. I've never seen him this excited about any of his previous college visits. One of our big questions has to do with possible medical disqualification. DS has ADHD and is on medication for it. He has read the literature and website which says ADHD is a disqualification. We get why and understand that to overcome this he has to be medication free for a year and show that he can still succeed academically. Is that all? How "successful" does he have to be? His last prescription covers May 2015. We have a June script that hasn't been filled and we spoke with his doc who said he would take it back and make a note in his medical file that his last prescription was May, not June. However, in the literature we received at the academy it says April 15 of senior year is the medical deadline for completing the DoDMERB exam. So, can I assume we missed the 1 year deadline by roughly 45 days? If so, how solid is that one year deadline? Second medical issue: DS is a rower and has a shoulder injury. It prevented him from rowing this past season. Fortunately, he was able to stay connected with the team and was appointed assistant coach for the novice boys program, but his injury is looking like it might need surgery (we meet with surgeon later this week.) so, any surgery to a major joint has to be at least 6 month old. Are there any other issues we should be aware of? Thanks for any insight you all may be able to offer. I'm sure we will also talk directly with someone from DoDMERB, but I'd welcome your thoughts.