My older son, Chris, is currently in the Navy. My younger son, Sean, will graduate from high school this June and is interested in the Navy as well. He applied for NROTC but was not accepted. Without NROTC he can't afford college, so he took the ASVAB (scored a 93) and now plans to start out enlisted and try another route to becoming an officer.
Sean's knee was injured pretty badly in a football accident three years ago. He had full ACL reconstruction surgery that involved a screw (to anchor the new ACL while it was healing). It is completely stable and even stronger than before the injury. I heard he cannot get in as long as he has the screw in his knee (it can be removed anytime).
It is better to get the screw out now, before he starts the process to get a waiver, or should he wait until he is told he *can* get in with a waiver for his knee surgery? Our health insurance might not cover the removal, since it would be considered "elective" surgery and we don't want to pay for it if he has no chance of a waiver.