I'm colorblind and am going to need a waiver for the academy. I was wondering if anyone knew specifically what fields I would be restricted from entering. Obviously aviation but to be a surface warfare officer or marine corps officer? Anyone know?
I am pretty sure you are restricted from Navy and must commission Marine Corps. Waivers for colorblindness are very few and far between. They do happen but very rarely.
Why does colour blindness affect Naval careers but not MC careers?
Not that I am colour blind, just interested in being a Marine
My son is currently attending USNA class of 2012 with a color vision waiver. He will be able to choose Marine Officer although pilot is not an option.
When he accepted his offer of appointment he had to sign a form stating that he knew that he would have to go Restricted Line if he chose Navy over Marine. Restricted Line Officers are not eligible for Command at Sea. There are many different types and communities, including Engineering Duty Officers, Aerospace Engineering Duty Officers, Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officers, Naval Intelligence Officers, Information Warfare Officers, Information Operations Officers, Public Affairs Officers, Naval Oceanographers, Information Professionals, and Human Resources.
Also, staff corps is an option which includes Medical (Doctor and Nursing), Dental, Chaplain, Civil Engineering, Supply and JAG (law). It is very very tough to get a service selection for medical school and law school from USNA.
He says he is happy with his choice to attend USNA and pursue his dream which was a long and arduous course of getting the waiver. He says he is where he belongs. He was told by many that this waiver is rarely given but did not give up. He did have a plan B in case the waiver did not come through. I suggest that all candidates do.
Do they waiver the 20+/- at one time or is it a rolling waiver? If it is all at one time, do you know when?
As far as the restricted line staff, can any of them still be stationed on ships or overseas? anyone know?
Yes, for example Supply Corps officers serve on virtually every Navy ship, and they are restricted line.