I marked down for DoDMERB (perhaps unintelligently) that I occasionally had very mild allergies related to pollen or pet dander. My allergies were never disruptive and I never took medication, so they're more annoyance than trouble. Currently, I'm in the waiver process and have a test scheduled for February 3rd regarding these allergies. It struck me: could such an allergy keep me medically disqualified? It seems illogical to me that the academies be concerned if I were mildly allergic to, say, cats. I can see why things like asthma could cause problems, as given the right situation you could become incapacitated. But it hardly seems like having itchy/watery eyes after contact with an animal would be harmful or an impending threat in a military career. I suppose I'm just trying to figure out the reasoning behind all this concern regarding my allergies. Does anyone have experience with this? Thanks!