Thousands of highly qualified applicants are rejected each year for medical conditions that may not impact their ability to serve. A classmate at MIT, studying computer science, was medically rejected after having completed his first year of Reserve Officer Training Corps, forcing him to pay back his first year’s tuition scholarship in full. (2) Hypothyroidism, uncontrolled by medication. c. Meniere's Syndrome. Today’s highly qualified applicants, who are already asking what they can do for their country, deserve to know that there is something their country is willing to do for them. Any history or current issue with alcohol dependence, drug dependence, alcohol abuse, or other drug abuse is disqualifying. (i) Leptomeningeal cysts or arteriovenous fistula. All valvular heart diseases, congenital or acquired, including those improved by surgery except mitral valve prolapse and bicuspid aortic valve. According to AMSARA, the top conditions for active duty medical disqualification from 2010-2014 were weight/body build (17 percent), psychiatric (12 percent), refraction (11 percent), and skin/allergies (9 percent). Reliable history of a moderate to severe reaction to common foods, spices, or food additives. Recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax after surgical correction or pleural sclerosis.

c. Insufficient natural healthy teeth or lack of a serviceable prosthesis, preventing adequate mastication and incision of a normal diet. c. Contraction of the muscles of the neck, spastic or non-spastic, or cicatricial contracture of the neck to the extent that it interferes with wearing a uniform or military equipment or is so disfiguring as to impair military bearing. However, applicants demonstrating passing academic and employment performance without academic and/ or work accommodations at any time in the previous 12 months may be qualified. There is certainly no shortage of ideas. h. Larynx ulceration, polyps, granulated tissue, or chronic laryngitis. What are the U.S. military ranks? Anxiety issues, either current or historical, or panic, agoraphobia, social phobia, simple phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, other acute reactions to stress, and post-traumatic stress are disqualifying for entry into the service. The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Army Program Executive Office Missiles and Space, and U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense... 6th Ranger Training Battalion conducts an airborne operation at Florala, Alabama. b. Mastoids. (3) Strabismus, uncorrectable by lenses to less than 40 diopters or accompanied by diplopia. d. Cold injury, residuals of, such as: frostbite, chilblain, immersion foot, trench foot, deep-seated ache, paresthesia, hyperhidrosis, easily traumatized skin, cyanosis, amputation of any digit, or ankylosis. Any psychological testing that reveals a high degree of immaturity, instability, personality issues, impulsiveness, or dependency will also interfere with the ability to conform to the rules and regulations of the Armed Forces is disqualifying. The system proposed here would empower senior leaders to make more informed decisions earlier in the process, before highly qualified applicants are turned away or disqualified. The assisted accessions process would be more agile and responsive to such needs, since it focuses on assisting current applicants, instead of recruiting and educating new applicants. (5) Fingers and thumb: inability to clench fist, pick up a pin, grasp an object, or touch tips of at least three fingers with thumb.

Distant visual acuity of any degree that does not correct with spectacle lenses to at least one of the following: (1) 20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other eye. Considering the potential return on investment to the military, it would be time well spent. Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and Lown-Ganong-Levine-Syndrome associated with an arrhythmia are also disqualifying. (3) Cholecystitis, acute or chronic, with or without cholelithiasis, and other disorders of the gallbladder including post-cholecystectomy syndrome, and biliary system. The Department of Defense cannot even begin to answer this question. (1) Optic neuritis, neuroretinitis, secondary optic atrophy, or documented history of attacks of retrobulbar neuritis. d. Specific academic skills defects, chronic history of academic skills or perceptual defects, secondary to organic or functional mental disorders that interfere with work or school after age 12.