Color Blindness

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  1. qmanswims

    qmanswims New Member

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    I am technically red green mild to red green blind according to thePIP test, but I can still pass the vivid red green test easily. What am I looking at in terms of admission, and if I am admitted, what am I looking at in terms of futures in the military? I am hoping to join the medical corps
     
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    I can't answer on the futures part , I know there are limitations but don't know the details. I can tell you that my son is similarly colorblind, passed the vivid red/green and had no trouble with getting in, no exception needed.
     
  3. bookreader

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    My son is color blind and a current cadet at USMA. There is a vision test as part of the medical requirements of entry to WP. I was with my son when he took his vision test and he failed spectacularly on this particular test. (I know this only because I was in the room with him. The optometrist said nothing while my son took t this test.)

    He only wanted to attend USMA and to my knowledge, USMA is the only service academy that accepts color blind cadets without a medical waiver. I have not heard of any restrictions in the army due to color blindness, but there may be some. I do know that the other military branches have all kinds of restrictions related to color blindness.

    FYI, one reason the army accepts color blind cadets is because they have much better night vision (and as you may know, many USMA cadets branch infantry).
     
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  4. nothingventurednothinggai

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    I have a close friend who OCS commissioned Navy and selected for fighters....and modest R/G caught him in Pensacola. Switched Army NCO and did 20 in Army CAG. If its not an issue for the D boys, shouldn't be for the rest, excepting aviation.
     
  5. tex2021

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    Not true. USAFA will accept R/G color blindness without medical waiver.
     
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    @tex2021 - Good to know. We were told differently.
     
  7. tug_boat

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    I would ask your RC for best advice and be cautious accepting medical advice from the forum. When it comes to medical advice you get what you pay for.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
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