Ok - I keep searching for this but cannot find any clear clarification. If, let's say, you have 1 or 2 items that you need a DoDMERB waiver for -- is it all or nothing or does it depend on what you are applying for? Or does the DodMERB decide it for across the board (all officer's programs in any service by any route) -- no, you are not getting in any SA, any ROTC program, nothing, nada? If this is not the case and it varies case by case, I would assume the SA's would be much more particular about giving out waivers and the ROTC programs less so? And the earlier you start in the process the better? DS is a HS junior this year, but it appears that he can start applying to some ROTC scholarship programs as early as Spring 2013 -- should we try to get the DoD physical ASAP in that process if we have fears of issues? Thanks so much! I really do try to utilize the search options, but sometimes I just need some clarity.