I was disqualified by DoDMERB, due to history of spinal fusion with instrumentation. I had a spinal fusion about 4 years ago to correct scoliosis, two metal rods and crews that can be taken out at anytime, but is just an unnecessary surgery. My detachment proceeded to submit a waiver for me, which was denied. In the email provided to my detachment, the reason as to why it was denied was very vague. It is my understanding that DoDMERB is a very black and white process, and that waivers are meant to look at the case as a whole. I've read that often for the waiver process, the officer in charge would send a checklist of requirements which determine the approval or denial of said waiver, which defeats the purpose of a waiver, since the cases are being looked at from a checklist criteria rather than as a whole. I submitted a letter from the surgeon who performed my surgery, stating that I am physically able to endure any physical activities, and that there are no contraindications to my surgery. I also played full contact rugby for over a year, 6 months after my surgery, with no issues whatsoever. I am very active overall, I lift weights at least twice a week, and play recreational soccer as well. I've been a part of ROTC for a year now, and have managed to be at the top 20% of my class. Adding to this, I've taken an official PFA three times, and never failed one. For my latest two PFAs, I've scored above 92. I truly believe that I have no physical restrains to join the Air Force, or do any type of physical activity. There are no contraindications to my surgery, I do not take any medication, and do not have pain at all. Is there anything at all I could do to possibly appeal this decision?