Whilst I understand that the Armed forces must reduce in size and re-structure, I find it hard to digest (no pun intended) why they feel the need to discharge perfectly fit individuals. I was recently (2012) pre selected for promotion to Warrant Officer. At the same time I was diagnosed with having Coeliacs disease, a dietary issue that requires an individual to maintain a Gluten free diet. I personally did not think that this would be a major issue and continued with my military career as normal, passing all mandatory annual tests and continuing to perform to the standard that was expected of me as a potential Warrant Officer. However, after a consultation with an occupational health board, they deemed my condition to be non deployable and awarded a medical grade of Medically Non Deployable Permanent (MND(P)). This grade has brought my career to a standstill and subsequently resulted in my being de-selected for promotion. Am I the only serving member within the Army that has dietary requirements? If not, then surely all other serving officers and soldiers with this condition or other dietary requirements should stand by. Food for thought, senior officers, decision makers and policy writers within the MOD should take a good look at the field Army and review careers of individuals of ALL ranks that have spent their career coasting along, unfit and unable to pass mandatory tests or other individuals that have more serious medical conditions, before kicking out perfectly fit individuals who can still commit to a full and active career.