You need to be checked out throughly. Barium swallow, EGD, manometry, and ph test.
They can find out exactly how bad and how to fix it.
Since I had my surgery I don't have Gerd any more. I don't know if having the surgery will prevent you from getting into the millitary.
My brother's in the NG and has lost part of his hearing from riding in Hummers on patrol in Iraq. They don't use mufflers over there. He now runs a battalion (sp?) in South GA.