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USCG Color Blindness
Last Post 05 Jun 2017 12:11 AM by m1ashooter. 1 Replies.
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04 Jun 2017 04:27 PM
    I have never been medically diagnosed with colorblindness, but I know for a fact that am colorblind after taking many tests and confusing many colors.  I cannot pass the PIP (Ishihara Plate Test), but can pass the FALANT (Lantern Test) very easily.  I want to be a BM.

    Am I qualified to join the USCG, more specifically the BM rating?

    Thanks for answering.
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    05 Jun 2017 12:11 AM
    You can be color blind and join the USCG. Being colored blind will prevent you from being a BM. Here is what happened to my son he goes to MEPS and fails one test, he says he was given the next type of test which he passed but it was not recorded in his medical file. Off he goes to Boot Camp and then to the fleet. Months go by and he applies for BM A School and he is told he is color blind and can't go. Since they were under way he had to wait until he got back into port to retest. He passed and is now a BM. Let your recruiter know.

    If you have never been diagnosed by a Medical Professional that you are color blind then you are not color blind. Do not self diagnose your self. If you do and you are wrong getting through MEPS can be harder.
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