April 17th, 2004  

Topic: colorblindness

hi everyone...ive been diggin around in all these posts and getting all the info i can...but theres one thing ive always colorblind [i can see colors, some, specifically green and brown, look similar]..does that prevent me from joining the forces?
April 17th, 2004  
No it does not, it kept my Dad from becoming a pilot, but he still served.

Welcome to the forum, by the way.
April 17th, 2004  
Nope. I'm partially colorblind myself. It DOES however, drastically decrease the number of MOS's available. Medical is out, anything technical is out (color coded parts, so they say), Combat Arms fluctuates. Sometimes they'll take you as 11b, sometimes not. They may have relaxed that during wartime. If you go active rather than Guard or Reserve, you'll have a wider range of MOS to choose from, and just make sure they don't railroad you into a job you don't want.
BTW, if it makes you feel any better, many guys with red/green color deficiency see blues and yellows more clearly than regular folks. Which means, as in my case, EXCELLENT night vision.
May 5th, 2004  
Whats the Navy and air force's requirement for Eyesight?