9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2012 1:50 AM by egloskerry RSS

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

    User

      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?

        • 1. I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?
          User

          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.

          • 2. I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?
            User

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

            • 3. I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?
              User

              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.

              • 4. I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?
                User

                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.

                • 5. I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?
                  egloskerry ArmySoldier

                  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

                  • 6. I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?
                    jcleppe User

                    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.

                    • 7. I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?
                      egloskerry ArmySoldier

                      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.

                      • 8. I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?
                        User

                        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.

                        • 9. I am colorblind, what CAN I do in the Army?
                          egloskerry ArmySoldier

                          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.