Yes another DODMERB denial: I will start with a bit of background. My son joined PA Natl Guard his senior year in HS. He was granted a waiver for some minor hearing loss (We have since found out it is genetic) He was allowed to graduate HS early and left for boot camp January 2012, graduated and went on to AT. He applied to a local private college (Elmira College) and was admitted, receiving a scholarship and started his college years in Sept 2012. He immediately joined the ROTC detachment (of Cornell University) and was welcomed. Unfortunately the unit had issues that year with commanding officers on campus. My son was informed they were putting him in for a ROTC scholarship but paperwork was never turned in. Year 2 of EC, immediately paperwork was sent in applying for ROTC scholarship but was told he had to apply for another waiver as his was to old. Another setback. He was sent to a hearing specialist (local doc ex-military) who tested him and found yes, minor hearing loss but not anything that would cause problems and only in one tone range. Paperwork sent in and the wait started. Last Wed (April 30) he was called and told his waiver was denied. He is crushed. He has spent 3 years in PA NG, 2 years working his tail off in ROTC. he is the only one on his campus who has been coined in like 10 yrs. Others who were granted scholarships can't make weight, have physical issues (back problems, scoliosis, early kidney failure). Other than military cutbacks there seems like no reason for this, the whole situation stinks. My son now has a terrible outlook on the military and I say I can't blame him. Granted he was not going to make a career out of the military but he does enjoy his serving in NG. His COs at Cornell even had a cpl different scholarships they were holding for him. Not like they were not available. The funding for him is there. If you got this far, thanks for sticking around. BIG QUESTION: Is there any type of appeal? if so what are the steps needed. He and I would like to know before we venture into this.