I just found out on Friday I have been permanently disqualified from going to OCS because I have a history of shin splints/stress fractures and eczema. I need to know my options right now because I am not prepared to give up on this dream. I initially tried to become a Marine a few years ago through the PLC program. I went to OCC(C)-198 and was sent home for shin splints because I couldn't make the run time. This opened up my eyes to how much harder I needed to work to be physically qualified for my next chance in OCC-201. Over this year between these OCS classes I became much more physically prepared. When I went back to OCC-201 they X-rayed my right shin during in-processing and found a stress fracture, making me a “candidate of concern”. On the initial PFT I did ok on the crunches, I had a slow run, and I screwed up the pull-ups. I messed up the pull-ups because I am an idiot and didn't listen to the PTI calling them out. I did 18 but they only counted 9 because they said I didn't go high enough above the bar. This lowered my overall score and made me see the Colonel who said I should go home, heal up and come back at a later date. It is no ones fault but my own that I did not make it through Marine OCS. When I got back I made the decision to apply to the Navy because I know there is a lesser emphasis on running during OCS. I was pro req'd for SNA about two months ago with the Navy and when they reviewed my medical paperwork they said I needed a letter from my doctor saying my shins are fine. When I turned that in they came back a week later and said my waivers are disapproved. I have had waivers for my eczema before so I know that is no issue but I don't know what to do now that they disapproved me for my shins. My recruiter said my only options are wait a year and re-apply which still wouldn't be a sure thing or contact Senator McCain and get a letter from him. I'm sorry for the long post but I need to know my options and where I need to go from here to make this happen.