I received notification from my representative that he is giving me a primary nomination. It states that USAFA is not allowed to pass me up unless I'm not qualified. Does this mean I receive an appointment unless not 3Q'd, or does this mean USAFA is just not allowed to pass me up to get to someone behind me on my representative's list? This leads me to my second topic: I am medically DQ'd for recurrent knee cap dislocations due to a shallow trochlear groove (groove the knee sits in). I have had three dislocations, none within the last year. I noted that I run, lift weights, snow and water ski no problem. It's just a few unfortunate instances of contact that caused the dislocations. I also noted the relatively quick recovery times (running within two weeks). I informed them that if soft braces are worn there is no chance of dislocation. My mother even saw a picture of a basic cadet from the summer wearing a knee brace. A waiver has been requested already. I know no one can tell me when to expect news of the waiver, but can someone who knows something or has dealt with the waiver process before give me some insight on whether or not they think I will be granted a waiver? I'm trying not to get my hopes up if I'm just going to be denied a waiver.