Depending on when the last information was sent to DoDMERB it is possible that the letters crossed in the mail. The fact that your son's status is still "Pending waiver review" means that there is information out there for the waiver authorities to look at.Today I received a letter dated April 23 from USMA saying they are not recommending a waiver for my son. As of yesterday, the DODMERB site showed pending waiver review.
The general rule at DoDMERB is if a waiver has been denied that DoDMERB will not remove the disqualification. I could not tell you why that particular disqualification was removed at the DoDMERB level. Every applicant's medical records are different.AF6872 said that DoDMERB reversed their decision for her daughter, even after she was denied a waiver by the USNA. But it was my understanding from earlier postings that once my son has been denied a waiver, DoDMERB will not remove the DQ.
This is not a decision I can make. Its worth fighting for if this is what your son wants. I can not tell you what the waiver authority is going to come back with, I can just tell you what steps you need to take for the waiver authorities to review the package, and give you ideas of things to do, such as having your son write a letter. Since you have already gone and had the additional testing completed, I would submit that as soon as possible and see what happens from there.I guess my question is -- does it make sense to keep on fighting or is this a useless battle?