Ladies and Gentlemen I would like some help. Yesterday I received a letter from âMedical Examination Centre The Army Officer Selection Boardâ stating that due to an old injury (2007) I am ânot eligible for military serviceâ citing a reference from Joint Service Publication 346. As most of you can appreciate having your dreams dashed like this is both gutting and infuriating. I don not intend to give up on my application and as such I will be challenging the decision. To take my own argument from JSP 346 I easily exceed âactivity comparable with military serviceâ JSP 346 3.1.3. In addition it states âAlthough this chapter provides general guidelines, each case must be assessed on merit.â JSP 346 3.1.5. Using these arguments and others I believe I have grounds for an appeal, though I accept it will more than likely be unsuccessful. Where I would appreciate your advice is the best course of action with regard to appealing the decision. The options I have narrowed it down to are: 1.Write to the Senior Medical Officer at the Army Selection Board with all my case information. This is referred to as a level 1 appeal in my letter and as far as I am aware is the SOP for appeals. My fear with this option is that my case will be dismissed quickly without a thorough investigation resulting in the appeal being rejected. 2.As suggested by my Uncle, a serving Captain, Contact the Officer Careers Officer who is âsponsoringâ me through this stage in the application. Apparently he may be able to organise a meeting between myself and the medical Officer making the decisions. If I was to then turn up with all relevant case information I would also be able to argue on my behalf and stand a better chance. I had also thought of contacting the Medical Examination Centre directly. I have been advised against this however as the Careers Officer may not appreciate me going over his head without informing him. Any suggestions regarding my options, or any others you may be able to think of would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance Rem P.S. Sorry about the essay.