red/green deficiency dq?

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  1. pfc

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    Hello...

    My son had his eye exam today and, to the shock of us both, the eye doctor said he has red/green deficiency. My son had such a hard time reading the red numbers on the green background. This is really odd since he isn't color blind (even eye doc says so) and he can tell the difference between green and red. Would this dq him from his army rotc scholarship? He is freaking out right now so any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

    PS...The eye doc let me look at the cards also and I had no problems seeing the numbers. So, it wasn't faulty cards.
     
  2. FR4Y

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    I was in a similar situation last year when I was applying for the SAs and ROTC. However, as far as I know, I believe it is just in NROTC, USNA, and USCGA where a Red/Green Color deficiency is an immediate disqualification.
     
  3. cadetmom

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    Not a disqualification for USAFA, but don't know about Army, sorry.

    For what it's worth both of my boys are red/green deficient. Both learned their colors with no issues, have no trouble telling the two colors apart, etc. After learning that they were red/green deficient during routine eye tests in grade school I did some playing around with them and there are subtle differences between their vision and mine. They struggle with colors like beige and gray, but it really doesn't affect them day to day at all.

    Hope it all works out for your son!
     
  4. MullenLE

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    Anyone having questions regarding color deficiencies would be best served by sending me an email to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil; provide applicant's full name and last 4 SSN; and the question being asked. Some of the info provided below is inaccurate:thumb:
     
  5. pfc

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    Email sent...thank you so much.
     
  6. Maximus

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    This is the best advice, Mr. Larry Mullen helped my son through this nightmare, and although he ultimately was DQ'ed from the USNA, he is at West Point Prep this year, happy as a clam!

    Mr. Mullen is "The Man" :thumb:

    As to last years policy, USNA and NROTC were a DQ for red / green deficiency and there was a chance at a two percent waiver from the Supe at the USNA. West Point and AROTC did not have any problems with red/green other than you might not be qualified for flight after graduating as a branch. NROTC-MC option was also OK with a red green deficiency.

    I have no experience or knowledge of either USAFA or USMMA, only what I've read here.
     
  7. MullenLE

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    Thx Maximus:thumb:
     
  8. pfc

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    Thank you so much to all. My son isn't freaking out as much as he was yesterday. I had to endure an evening of him running around the house telling me "this is red, this is green" but other than that, he will be just fine. He just feels so blessed to have been given this opportunity, he doesn't want anything to get in the way.
     
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