The 2-29 annotation to your physical is from AR 40-501, Chapter 2, which contains the physical standards for initial entry on active duty. Did the spinal surgery occur on active duty? Whether they accept the waiver is discretionary.
I recommend that you have a civilian board certified neurosurgeon check you out to verify no physical limitations of your cervical spine and if favorable send the report to HRC and request reconsideration. Other physician favorable reports would also be helpful. It may also depend on the physical requirements of the branch (Infantry etc) in which you applied for a direct commission. Good luck.
Agree with Attorney Pardue, but note the key phrase is 'discretionary', the waiver is up to the service branch. I don't see the congressional office helping much unless your family are BIG donors to the congressman.
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