Sorry guys going to be a long post. I joined the military right out of high school and was in Iraq about 7 months after graduation. This was in 2007, I suffered 3 Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and the military was not screening or concerned about the affects at this time. After I returned home in 2008 I enrolled in college and did horrible, I could not focus on the material or remember anything for tests. If I had 10 pages of notes to study I might of well had 1,000. So needless to say my GPA after 3 semesters was below a 1.0. After My second deployment to Iraq in 2011 I was finally screened and diagnosed with TBI (I have six dead spots on my brain, one is on my hippocampus hence the memory problems). I received treatment at Walter Reed for a few months (basically training my brain to use additional parts for memory) and reenrolled in school. Since I received treatment I am a little over halfway through with my BS in physics, I currently have a 3.86 GPA , not counting the first school (I have made all A's and A-'s except for one B). I know when I apply to Phd programs I will have to submit all transcripts and that will pull down my GPA tremendously. I was wondering what suggestions you had that could help me gain admissions somewhere. Sidenote: I now live in California and would like to attend a program that is close to homes since I am married with two kids. However I am well aware of the intense competition.