Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law
It is true, the RE3 code will require a waiver. And they are tough to get.
The largest problem you face is the poor economy. The poor economy has caused a flock of people turning to the military for jobs. Despite the war recruiting is way up in all branches. The need for the services to grant waivers has decreased. For example the Marines
recently decreased their maximum age for enlistment. Its tough today to get a waiver.
Frankly, you may want to attempt another service. Or wait a bit (for the economy to recover or the wars to get worse). For example, it is much easier today to get into the Army
than the Marine Corps, and easier still to get into the National Guard.
You can certainly contact the Commandant of the Marine Corps...but I do not suspect that will help much. The Commandant will defer to the recruiting branch...so what you really need is to find that recruiter to help with the waiver application. It may be reaching outside your geographical area can help. Or, again, waiting a bit. Again, if the economy improves, or the wars get worse, I would expect the application process to get much easier.
Best of luck Marine
Let me know if you have more questions...happy to assist if I can