At the start of my tour I hurt my knees and due to our OPTEMPO I wasn't able to really able to get it fully checked out till the last 6 months of my tour. Now the doctor wants to do 1, maybe 2 ACL reconstructions that could put me out of the game for 12 months. I'm just missing my OOD but I cant get it before I get the surgery and the captain is holding off on handing out letters till atleast summer due to the collisions. I was planning on putting in a lateral transfer package after I qualified. Any advice on how I should handle this?