I hope by "connections" you don't mean that Army rules were ignored because his father was an ex officer.
Because that would be a piss poor example of values and standards.
Not necessarily. It's a bad example of values and standards if he said one thing in general, and behaved differently with his kid. But plenty can and do openly disagree with Army policies. Someone who was skeptical about medical entry standards, allowed for the long and respectable history of lying about age/medical/other criteria to serve, and treated others by the same standard, isn't breaching any Values I can see. "Integrity" does not always mean "following the rules".
Quite possibly, but a system which is has difficulty telling the difference isn't better just because it blanket bans all of them. Better a system that judged people based on performance rather than presumption - radical idea, I know. Besides, I'm fairly sure the medical entry system has little to do with value for the Army and selecting the best potential soldiers, and a lot to do with fear of liability.There are probably many more than 4 that dont manage their conditions and become expensive and time consuming problems for the army.
PS Re: above - you don't know he enforced the rule previously, is my point.