Welcome, Chris. Although I have no connection with military service, I find your situation interesting.I know there have been articles posted here which reported an increase in MS incidence among Gulf War veterans; I think I have read that MS is now occurring often in soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan; it is now recognized and covered as service related if diagnosed within seven years of return to the US. You probably know this better than I do.
After spending more time here, you will learn that we all share some common experiences, but at the same time we are all different -- And many of us hold unique opinions of the disease.
In my case, I believe that excess insulin (hyperinsulinemia) has an important role in MS. For that reason, I was interested to hear that you are a type II diabetic. I am not diabetic, but I have moderately elevated insulin levels.
As I follow a low carb diet, I encourage you to do likewise. I have tried the A (Avonex), B (Betaseron), and C (Copaxone) disease-modifying drugs without any benefit that I can identify. I think any diet that reduces insulin secretion has a better chance of improving my outcome.
I encourage you to start with the Reading Nook forum and read all you can on this disease. Welcome to this site; we are glad you found us.