Color Deficient

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  1. 1191

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    It has been my dream to attend USMA and then go on to become a Ranger, since 5th grade that is. Unfortunately, since then I have discovered I am "color deficient."

    I know one cannot go airborne if they are color blind, but since I am color deficient, do I have any shot?
     
  2. Katienavy?

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    Go to the DoDMERB section of the forum and email Mr Mullen :smile:
     
  3. America's Finest

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    It may depend on the extent of the deficiency. You should check with your local army recruiter.
     
  4. Just_A_Mom

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    From section 2-13:
    http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r40_501.pdf



    From sec 5-3 for Airborne and Special Forces:​


    Perhaps Mr Mullen in the DoDMERB section can give guidance on MEPS - I don't know.

    It does appear that if you can distinguish between vivid green adn vivid red you have a shot.​

     
  5. 1191

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    Thank you Just_A_Mom, you have been very helpful, and thank you to all the others who responded.
     

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