So a week ago I took my ASVAB. I scored a 54 AFQT score. My GT score was 106 and my CO was 99. This was good enough for the Army Infantry. I wanted a GT of 110 or higher which is needed for Ranger and SF contracts. I could always take my ASVAB again tho after being regular infantry for awhile.
Yesterday I went down to MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) to take my Physical. It was definitely a experience. I met up with my recruiter at 4am in Pasadena. The first thing I did with my recruiter was take a drug test. I passed this test of course. After taking a piss test with my recruiter I headed down to the MEPS. My recruiter dropped me off and I entered the MEPS. Once in MEPS I started off taking the briefing in a room with a bunch of other people. This only lasted about 10 minutes. After the briefing room we were to go to the counsolors office for the respected branch you were entering. I went to the US Army office. They checked our papers and made sure we passed our pre-screening drug test with the recruiter.
After getting papers ready we proceeded down the hall to the physical area. The first thing we did down there was have a physical briefing and sign papers. When this finished, I started the physical. The physical consisted of hearing, vision, drug test, doctor exam, and group physical exam. I passed everything except the color vision test. I guess I’m colorblind… I can see every color but on color blind tests I fail. I’m not sure why this is. So basically, I found out I was red/green colorblind.
After finishing my physical I called my recruiter to pick me up. We discussed that I was color blind and 11B Infantry in the Army is not an option.Combat positions and computer positions in the Army require red/green color vision. This got me pretty upset because I really wanted to be Infantry. My recruiter explainedï¿½ there is still other jobs in the Army that I could get but he wasn’t sure what they were yet. He is gonna look up what jobs are available to me and get back to me. Once I got back home I started doing some of my own research.
After doing some research online, I found out that you can be colorblind as a Infantryman in the Marine Corps. I confirmed this by calling a recruiter in Culver City. This opened up my eyes to joining the Marine Corps. I had looked at the Marines before I started working with the Army. The reason I had choose the Army over the Marines at first was the Army had more options for someone with a degree.ï¿½ I have set up a appointment with a marine recruiter today. I’m going to hear more about what my options could be in the Marines. I really want to be Infantry because that seems like the best for me.