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Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy


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On 10/8/2020 at 3:19 PM, stuckindayton said:

There have been some ETPs and even some waivers granted for people who are below on only one eye by a very small margin, but I can't give you any rhyme or reason who gets them and who doesn't.  While they have happened, I think it was the exception, not the rule.

Sir, 

Are you able to give any additional information on this. Have the regs changed at all stating that waivers can be approved for those who are not prior rated? I have tried in the past to get one as I have since passsed the CCT with no luck. Thanks in advance for any information. 

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3 minutes ago, DoublerDoud said:

Sir, 

Are you able to give any additional information on this. Have the regs changed at all stating that waivers can be approved for those who are not prior rated? I have tried in the past to get one as I have since passsed the CCT with no luck. Thanks in advance for any information. 

I PM'd you.

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Hello,

I am currently contracting with the Marines and have always had issues regarding my red cone. I fail the PIP test consistently falling below a passing score by a small margin. I scored a 95 on all cones with the exception of the red which was a 40 on my CCT. My OSO recommended I reclass to an Air Intel Contract and attempt a lateral transfer with an in-service waiver. Has anyone heard of waivers such as this or should I just move on. I've wasted a good year and a half trying to get around this issue with no luck. 

 

Appreciate any advice,

 

Mike

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On 10/8/2020 at 2:19 PM, stuckindayton said:

There have been some ETPs and even some waivers granted for people who are below on only one eye by a very small margin, but I can't give you any rhyme or reason who gets them and who doesn't.  While they have happened, I think it was the exception, not the rule.

Just got disqualified with this exact situation and this post gave me a glimmer of hope. Any trends in these being approved/denied as of late? Thanks for all the info you provide! 

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12 hours ago, GHawk said:

Just got disqualified with this exact situation and this post gave me a glimmer of hope. Any trends in these being approved/denied as of late? Thanks for all the info you provide! 

GHawk,

I'm sorry I don't really have an answer.  I left Wright-Patt last fall and don't have any privy to recent events.  I will say that many of these "exceptions" are based on who is sitting in the decision making seat so they do change with personnel changes.  All I do know for sure is that there have been very borderline cases where an applicant was given the thumbs up.

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I was told Wright Pat is now getting rid of the CCT all together, going to a test called the "CCTV" or something like that. This supposedly comes from ACS itself since so many people fail the CCT. 

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15 hours ago, CavGuy said:

I was told Wright Pat is now getting rid of the CCT all together, going to a test called the "CCTV" or something like that. This supposedly comes from ACS itself since so many people fail the CCT. 

It may be possible.  I don't know, but it would surprise me.  The two devices agree with each about 98-99% of the time so changing wouldn't affect the pass/fail rate to any meaningful extent.  I'll ask the folks at ACS and let you know what I hear.

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No planned changes to the color test per my ACS sources.  There is a push to convert all of the testing to a computerized device called an AVT (Automated Vision Test), but that's still only a discussion and there are no solid plans to do so.

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