This will NOT be brief, but hopefully will enlighten some of the critics. I will clarify what some may think is my inappropriate approach to answering many of the questions out there. In many cases, I ask for full name and last 4 of SSN for those applicants who have already undergone a DoDMERB exam. Aside from the privacy issues, it allows me to get a more accurate picture of what is/will be the basis for our determination; what the status would be, if any, from a waiver authority; and to better expalin the issues at hand. I also try and specifically answer the questions. If you look at the thread called "marijuna," you'll see that thread became a sweater on a number of issues...not what the initial posting asked. The Forums "needs" to operate the way it does and flourishes. It is one of the best vehicles out there for it's intended purpose! That said, I try and prevent misinformation and address specifics, rather than incomplete, sometimes inaccurate, and often times incomplete labels. There is no one out there other than I, that can accurately address individual situations. When you apply a broad brush in my business, you'll be wrong 99.9% of the time. Unless you are a physician, stating exactly what you know to be true, because it is your history and/or your evaluation of the condition, you still are not even close to answering the ultimate question as to whether you get "IN" or not. There's no way for anyone to know, even our resident USUHS grad, what will or won't be waived. When folks "guess," it may be perceived by the recipient as the law of the land. That is NOT what the Forums wishes to achieve. In summary, folks can always post...under the existing rules of the Forums, whether they appreciate my response or not. Critiques are welcomed. My focus, is to provide accurate information to the individuals that make the postings; not to reduce the social network phenomenon or interchange between the "members."