I am currently serving AD USMC, I'm a Reconnaissance Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan and have been AD for 4 years (E5). A year ago I planned for transition out, I started attending school at Embry-Riddle for Aeronautical Science. With a year left on my contract I've recently become interested in the WO accession route.
Here's the kicker: I have sleep apnea, diagnosed 3 months ago. Use of my APAP machine has helped tremendously for quality of life. That being said, I'm a top performer in my community, I'm 5'9" 175 and have scored in the 290's for every PFT I've done since joining. That information was to assure you I can pass every other aspect of the physical and I'm not an overweight Marine with unrealistic goals.
Before posting here I scoured the internet and consulted the MO at my BAS, who is very willing to help. I've got officers in my COC very willing to help during this process, but I know I've got to get this physical cleared before I even continue with my packet. Has anyone had any experience or know anyone who has done this before, specifically how Ft. Rucker views this? If there is even a chance I can continue I'll do every test under the sun to prove I will not be a danger in the cockpit. Regardless if this doesn't work, I'll still need to prove worthiness to the FAA as a civilian pilot in training.
Thank you for your time and any input