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Jul 3, 2011 5:11 PM

I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

I took my entrance test for the military cause I was previously thinking about joining the Navy, but I had problems finding a position because I am colorblind.  Are there any positions in the army I can work while being colorblind?

  • User 7 posts since
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    1. Apr 30, 2012 3:43 AM (in response to kkampendahl)
    I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

    I've got the same problem, I've done a little bit of research into it and what I've come up with is mainly engineering jobs. You CAN work in the Army colorblind but if youre looking for a combat affiliated position you may be out of luck. I'm currently looking into it myself.

    Here's a list of Army MOSs a recruiter sent me after I asked him about positions in the army that are "colorblind friendly" - Note that some (Like M1 Armor Crewman) are not possible for colorblind soldiers. I assume the list may be a quick fix, but theres a lot on here so I cant blame him.

     

    List of MOSs for color blindness

     

    13F     FIRE SUPPORT SPEC     

    13R     FIELD ARTY FIREFINDER RADAR OPER     

    13S     FIELD ARTY SURVEYOR     

    13W     FIELD ARTY METEOROLOGICAL CREWMEMBER     

    14E     PATRIOT FIRE CONTROL ENH OPER / MAINT     

    14J     ADCMD COMP, INTEL, TAC OPS CTR OPER / MAINT     

    14M     MAN PORTABLE AIR DEFENSE SYS CREWMEMBER     

    14R     BRADLEY LINEBACKER CREWMEMBER     

    14S     AIR & MISSILE DEFENSE (AMD) CREWMEMBER     

    14T     PATRIOT LAUNCH STATION ENH OPER / MAINT     

    15B     AIRCRAFT POWERPLANT REPAIR     

    15D     AIRCRAFT POWERTRAIN REPAIR     

    15F     AIRCRAFT ELECTRICIAN     

    15G     AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL REPAIR     

    15H     AIRCRAFT PNEUDRAULICS REPAIRER     

    15J     OH-58D ARMA / ELEC / AVIONIC SYS REPAIR     

    15M     UH-1 HELICOPTER REPAIRER (HUEY)     

    15N     AVIONIC MECHANIC     

    15P     AVIATION OPERATIONS SPEC     

    15Q     AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATOR (ATC)     

    15R     AH-64 ATTACK HELICOPTER REPAIR (APACHE)     

    15S     OH-58D HELICOPTER REPAIR (KIOWA)     

    15T     UH-60 HELICOPTER REPAIR (BLACK HAWK)     

    15U     CH 47 HELICOPTER REPAIR (CHINOOK)     

    15V     OBSERVATION / SCOUT HELICOPTER REPAIRER     

    15W     UNMAN AERIAL VEH OPER     

    15X     AH-64A ARMAMENT / ELECT / SYS REPAIR     

    15Y     AH-64D ARMAMENT / ELECT/AVIONIC SYS REP     

    18X     SF RECRUIT  WILL BE 18B OR 18C 

    19D     CAVALRY SCOUT     

    19K     M1 ABRAMS ARMOR CREWMAN     

    21B     COMBAT ENGINEER     

    21C     BRIDGE CREWMEMBER      

    21D     DIVER     

    21K     PLUMBER / UTILITIESMAN     

    21M     FIREFIGHTER     

    21P     PRIME POWER PRODUCTION SPECIALIST     

    21Q     TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION SPECIALIST     

    21R     INTERIOR ELECTRICIAN     

    21S     TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEYOR     

    21T     TECHNICAL ENGINEER SPECIALIST     

    21W     CARPENTRY & MASONRY SPECIALTY     

    21Y     TERRAIN DATA SPEC     

    25B     NFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST     

    25C     RADIO OPER / MAINTAINER     

    25F     NETWORK SWITCHING SYS OPER / MAINT     

    25L     CABLE SYS INSTALLER / MAINTAINER     

    25M     MULTIMEDIA ILLUSTRATOR     

    25N     NODAL NETWORK SYS OPERATOR     

    25P     MICROWAVE SYS OPER/MAINT     

    25Q     MULTICHAN TRANSMISSION SYS OPER/MAINT     

    25R     VISUAL INFORM EQUIP OPER / MAINT     

    25S     SATELLITE COMMO SYS OPER / MAINT     

    25U     SIGNAL SUPPORT SYS SPEC     

    25V     COMBAT DOCUMENT / PROD SPEC     

    27D     PARALEGAL SPEC     

    31B     MILITARY POLICE     

    35F     INTEL ANALYST     

    35G     IMAGERY ANALYST     

    35H     COMMON GROUND STATION (CSG) ANALYST     

    35J     COMPUTER AUTOMATION SYSTEMS REPAIRMAN     

    35M     HUMAN INTELLIGENCE COLLECTOR     

    35N     SIGNAL INTEL ANALYST      

    35P     CRYPTO LINGUIST     

    35S     SIGNALS COLLECTOR / ANALYST     

    35T     MI SYS MAINT / INTEGRATOR     

    37F     PSYCHOLOGICAL OPER SPEC     

    38B     CIVIL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST     

    42A     HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIST     

    42F     HUMAN RESOURCE INFO SYS MGT SPEC     

    42R     BAND MEMBER     

    42S     SPECIAL BANDMEMBER     

    44B     METAL WORKER     

    44C     FINANCE MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN     

    44E     MACHINIST     

    45B     SMALL ARMS ARTILLERY REPAIRMAN     

    45G     FIRE CONTROL REPAIRMAN     

    45K     ARMAMENT REPAIRMAN     

    46Q     JOURNALIST (*Photographer*)     

    46R     BROADCAST JOURNALIST     

    52C     UTILITIES EQUIP REPAIRMAN     

    52D     POWER GENERATION EQUIP REPAIR     

    56M     CHAPLAIN ASSISTANCE     

    62B     CONSTRUCTION EQUIP REPAIR     

    63A     ABRAMS TANK SYS MAINTAINER      

    63B     LIGHT WHEEL VEH MECH     

    63D     ARTILLERY MECHANIC     

    63H     TRACK VEHICLE MECHANIC     

    63J     QUARTERMASTER & CHEM EQUIP REPAIR     

    63M     BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE SYS MAINTAINER     

    68A     BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST     

    68D     OPERATING ROOM SPEC     

    68E     DENTAL SPECIALIST     

    68G     PATIENT ADMIN SPEC     

    68H     OPTICAL LABORATORY SPECIALIST     

    68J     MEDICAL LOGISTICS SPECIALIST            

    68K     MEDICAL LABORATORY SPECIALIST          

    68M     NUTRITION CARE SPEC     

    68P     RADIOLOGY SPECIALIST     

    68Q     PHARMACY SPECIALIST     

    68R     VETERINARY FOOD INSPECTION SPEC     

    68S     PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SPEC     

    68T     ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST     

    68V     RESPIRATORY SPEC     

    68W     HEATH CARE SPEC     

    68X     MENTAL HEALTH SPEC     

    74D     CHEM, BIO, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR SPEC     

    88K     WATERCRAFT OPER     

    88L     WATERCRAFT ENGR      

    88N     TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT COOR     

    88P     RAILWAY EQUIPMENT REPAIRER     

    88T     RAILWAY SECTION REPAIRER     

    88U     RAILWAY OPERATIONS CREWMEMBER     

    89A     AMMO STOCK CONTROL      

    89B     AMMO SPEC     

    89D     EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL SPEC (EOD)     

    92A     AUTOMATED LOGISTICAL SPEC     

    92F     PETROLEUM SUPPLY SPEC       

    92G     FOOD SERVICE SPECIALIST     

    92L     PETROLEUM LABORATORY SPEC     

    92M     MORTUARY AFFAIR SPEC     

    92R     PARACHUTE RIGGER     

    92S     SHOWER, LAUNDRY & CLOTHING REPAIR SPEC     

    92W     WATER TREATMENT SPEC     

    92Y     UNIT SUPPLY SPEC     

    94A     LAND COMBAT ELECT MISSILE SYS REPAIRER     

    94D     AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL EQUIP REPAIR     

    94E     RADIO & COMMUNICATION SECURITY REPAIR     

    94F     COMPUTER DETECTION SYSTEMS REPAIR     

    94H     TEST, MEASURE & DIAG EQUIP SUP SPEC     

    94K     APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTER SYS REPAIRER     

    94L     AVIONIC COMMUNICATIONS EQUIP REPAIR     

    94M     RADAR REPAIRER     

    94P     MLRS REPAIRER     

    94R     AVIONIC & SURVIVABILITY EQUIP REPAIR     

    94S     PATRIOT SYSTEM REPAIRER     

    94T     AVENGER SYSTEM REPAIR     

     

    Hope this helps you, good luck.

  • User 7 posts since
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    2. Apr 30, 2012 3:57 AM (in response to SolemnSoldier)
    I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

    My bad, the armor crewman might actually be available to you.*

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    3. Apr 30, 2012 2:54 PM (in response to SolemnSoldier)
    I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

    You do realize this thread is almost a year old dont you? I am pretty sure this OP already has recieved a list of colorblind jobs and has picked one of them jobs and is probably already in the Army by now.

  • User 7 posts since
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    4. May 5, 2012 1:50 AM (in response to 1InfSoldier)
    I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

    Yeah, I do realize that now. I was just hasty to answer because I had the perfect list for this... Way to make me feel like an idiot! But I guess it may help those who share this situation and happen to view this.

  • egloskerry ArmySoldier 19,412 posts since
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    5. Jun 24, 2013 5:16 PM (in response to SolemnSoldier)
    I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

    I'd love to know where you got that list. It is 95% wrong. There are CB-friendly MOS scattered throughout, but it's pretty much useless.

     

    For anyone looking for the actual list:

    MOS with no color vision requirement: 15P, 25C (ending FY14), 27D, 36B, 42A, 42R, 42S, 56M, 68G, 68H, 68W, 68X, 88T, 92M, 92S

     

    MOS requiring only R/G discrimination (passing score on vivid R/G test): 11X, 12D, 12N, 12V, 13B, 13C, 13D, 13E, 13M, 13P, 18X, 31B, 31E, 31K (replaces 31BZ6), 68Y, 88H, 88M

  • jcleppe User 1,528 posts since
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    6. Oct 20, 2012 12:44 AM (in response to egloskerry)
    I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

    eglo,

     

    You realize that list was posted about 6 months ago as a response to a post that is over a year old.

     

    Must be a slow night.

  • egloskerry ArmySoldier 19,412 posts since
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    7. Oct 20, 2012 12:53 AM (in response to jcleppe)
    I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

    I know. I've been meaning to do this for a while. I'm going through every thread about colorblindness and correcting the wrong information. Even though they are very old, a prospective applicant may come across them and be mislead. Prior to joining this forum, I read pretty much every thread on colorblindness on this site, and was frustrated with the conflicting information. I don't want that to happen to someone else.

  • User 7 posts since
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    8. Oct 20, 2012 1:46 AM (in response to egloskerry)
    I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

    I actually got it from a SGT Star representative, back then I really had no clue what was what. Still never got any clear answers, they just want to run me through MEPS and see what I qualify for.

  • egloskerry ArmySoldier 19,412 posts since
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    9. Oct 20, 2012 1:50 AM (in response to SolemnSoldier)
    I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?

    If you end up having any CB-related questions, feel free to ask me. I don't know if you saw it, but I did reply to the thread you posted back in April.

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