Sadly, that's life. I wanted to fly in helicopters. Failed once, removed myself the second attempt. Stuck at it a third. If you, (he), wants something that badly, you simply have to get stuck in. Take disappointment on the chin and carry on moving forward.
I only hope your supporting him not just by fighting his corner, something I would expect him to do if I'm honest.
The ultra small Navy has the option to choose only the best from the masses that want to join, so anyone applying has to prove they are better than the person next to them. Just do what they have advised and re-apply. Good luck.
No not fighting his corner - he did a lot of the work himself and I was hoping to get some helpful advice on here as it was recommended to give him more clarity - but unfortunately that hasn't been the case.
Thank you everyone who posted