I have a few questions and Ill try to keep it as short as possible. I originally injured my shoulder in 2007. I just dealt with the pain until I PCSed to Drum in OCT 10. I was ordered to go get evaluated shortly after taking a PT test upon arrival. My first profile was in NOV10 for 90 days, Had second one that was for a month and then was on another 90 profile in FEB. I had shoulder surgery in May with 30 days of con leave following. This is where I messed up I didnt get back on profile coming off of Con leave due to its next to impossible to schedule any sort of medical care on Drum and my old CO had a policy if your broke you dont need a profile just do what you can and if anyone gives you any crap about it let him know since it was his policy. I also knew that I would be getting close to the year on profile mark and a MEB for being on a profile for the same thing for a year. November comes I think my shoulder is good and take a pt test and failed push ups. I was also originally in PT from July to Sept and missed a good portion of it do to having to go to the field. After the PT test I was told to get it squared away with the PA. I have since been back on profile since November and am back in PT. My shoulder I would say is about 50-60% better 9 months post op and is about the same as it was at my last reeval with the ortho in November. My profile expires the end of this month and Ill be getting another one here shortly as my shoulder is no where near better. So out of the 16 months I have been stationed at Drum I have been on profile or Con Leave for 13 of them and will be on profile for some time more than likely. My questions are when I see the PA again should I be requesting a Permanent profile since I have been on profile so long and/or ask about a MEB at this point. Im an 11B and feel like Im just occupying a slot that an able bodied soldier should be filling. Ive asked around at work and no one will give me an answer about what I should do.