DS is a reapplicant. He flunked his initial hearing test last year but subsequent hearing tests were sent to DODMERB showing he was within army standards. According to DODMERB, he remained DQ'd because he failed the first one. A waiver was never requested probably because he was not competitive in his district. He has improved his file considerably for this application. Will USMA wait until the nomination slates are submitted to request a waiver? What is the typical timing for a waiver request in terms of the when they start to request waivers? His file is complete at this point for as far as he can take it but it lists him as DQd from last year's test.