Wanting to join but color blind

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Ive put in to talk to a recruiter but I have not been contacted yet and im eager to get some info before i go home for christmas and talk everything over with my family. I would really like to do airborne but im not sure in what MOS yet. I am color blind and i want to know how much this will hold me back? Can i still do airborne and be color blind? Are there certain MOS that are off limits for people that are color blind? I do not want to have my mind set on a certain MOS only to find out i can't do it due to me being color blind. Any information is greatly appercaited.
Thanks in advance!

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MSG Glenn
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Joined: 08/31/2010
Your Recruiter...

..is the best source on your eligibility. There are certain degrees of color blindness & certain MOSs that you won't be able to get in. For Airborne these are the requirements:

"Candidates for Airborne, Ranger or Special Forces training must be able to pass the Pseudoisochromatic Plate (PIP) set or Farnsworth Lantern (FALANT) test to qualify unless they can identify an object that is a vivid red or green color."

I got this from this link & there may be more information there that you can use -

http://www.ehow.com/list_5992345_u_s-color-blind-test-requirements.ht

My brother-in-law is extremely color blind. He doesn't see reds & many other colors that appear gray to him. He'd definitely not be eligible to join.

Have you taken any of those tests that they mentioned lately?

Good luck & let me know what happens.