Obviously both have different waiver authorities. My question is...are waivers easier to obtain through ROTC than the Service Academies? The first thought that comes to mind is that the Academies are much harder than ROTC; however, both commission officers into the military. The reason why I ask is because I have received a LOA from the Naval Academy and have signed an ISR (Immediate Scholarship Reservation) with the NROTC Scholarship program. Both guarantee my entrance into their program IF I obtain a waiver for my knee.