First, I have to say I've gotten so much information from here that I almost feel like an expert. Thank you. My son is a junior in high school and is very excited about applying to the service academies for the class of 2012, and I fully support him in his effort. As we looked through the forum, we realized color blindness is a DQ factor, something we didn't see in any of the catalogs or from the service academy websites. He was told by elementary school that he was color blind. Anyway, we browsed several websites containing Ishihara tests, and my son actually did very well, 14 out of 14. A big sigh of relief thinking he is not color blind. We realize these tests on the internet may not be accurate, but didn't realize to what degree. During his routine eye exam yesterday, we requested and received color blindness tests. We wanted to make sure before starting his application process next year. The first test given him was called HRR test, which came back with "Mild" color blindness. For the Ishihara or PIP test, my son got 3 out of 14. This looks pretty bad. If he moves forward and is DQ'ed for color deficiency, will they request further tests using method other than Ishihara test to determine the severity of his color blindness? He can definately see the solid colors and shades, just not very well when red/green are mixed together. From reading in this forum, looks like he may have a shot at West Point, but what about the AFA and Naval Academy? He was told he was very competitive, until this. Thanks for any input.