Okay, a few days ago, I posted a thread detailing that I received a conditional LOA, which is all dependent on whether I receive a waiver from dodmerb or not. I should note that my condition was not too serious, (a bulging disc in my back over a year ago) and since then, I have gone through an entire baseball season, football season, (where I was beat up pretty bad every game) and have been training extensively for the past few months for both the academy and marine corps option rotc, having experienced absolutely no issues. I was initially DQ'ed back in September, despite all of this, and having sent in a note from a spine specialist saying that he wouldn't withhold me from any activities. A few days before I received my conditional LOA, dodmerb contacted me saying that they required additional medical information, to include medical records and a full release form from a private doctor. (which again, wouldn't be an issue.) sorry to rant a bit, but I feel that I need to fill in the entire situation. Given this, I have a few questions. if for some reason I am denied a waiver again, does that mean I am done, or can the Academy still pursue medical clearance for me? (In other words, does the USNA have any authority to be able to override dodmerb.) Also, I doubt anyone on here would know this, but if you do, do you have any idea if a DQ for a "herniated nucleus pulposus" is hard to overcome? To reiterate, I only had a bulging disc, it was never herniated, although I realize they may be classified the same way. Any responses at all would be VERY appreciated because I've been fairly stressed out about this since I received the LOA. Thank you!