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    Quote Originally Posted by legomepanda View Post
    They've specifically told you that you can't go SEAL with your eyesight? Was it meps that told you this or someone else?
    My recruiter, one of the MEPS Docs, and a SEAL Motivator. Your eyesight can be no worse than 20/70 in either eye, correctable to 20/25. It's not waiverable either. In the past (until about a month ago) the reg was no worse than 20/200 in either eye, correctable to 20/20. I am 20/100 in both eyes, correctable to 20/15. With the earlier reg, you would join up, go through RTC, then get put on the list for PRK, then wait to get the surgery, have the surgery, then wait for everything to check out, then you went to BUD/S. Apparently they were having a huge problem with guys signing up, getting the surgery, and then DOR'ing from SEAL training before they even made it to BUD/S because they were tired of waiting around. The school slot still got used up, but now there wasn't a student there. This cut down on the number of people going through SEAL training, which is exactly the opposite of what they want.
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    sounds like you've done your homework. good luck!

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    Hmmm. Well, just remember that there's always a way around everything, and just because you've been told no by everyone so far doesn't mean that it's not possible. From what I've seen, if you can kill the PST scores theyll find a way to let you in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legomepanda View Post
    Hmmm. Well, just remember that there's always a way around everything, and just because you've been told no by everyone so far doesn't mean that it's not possible. From what I've seen, if you can kill the PST scores theyll find a way to let you in.
    Actually I've heard in a couple of places that the eyesight regs are a temporary measure and they may actually change them back after they fill up the remaining FY09 SEAL slots and move to the FY10 slots. If that's true I've got an immediate in. If not, I just have to wait long enough for eye surgery. They're undermanned at all SEAL rating levels up to Chief so getting in shouldn't be a problem once my eyes are taken care of. Either way I'm in, it's just a matter of how I have to work the system.
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    Well as usual I hit another speed bump this morning. Apparently the local background check system is down, so now I get to wait until June 1 to go to MEPS. Three more weeks to study for the ASVAB I guess... :angryfire
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    don't sweat the asvab....

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    Quote Originally Posted by white_kimbo View Post
    don't sweat the asvab....
    I should have put a smilie there. :icon_flow

    I made a 99 on the AFQT, I'm not worried about it in the slightest.
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    I swore in yesterday. I got a standard 4 year active contract for the IT rating. As soon as possible though, I will be switching to a Navy Diver contract. Thanks for everyone's help.
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    Aw, man. Have fun in Pensacola. You should be happy about that.

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    Always glad to know that someone has done their research and knows what they are getting into before shipping out.

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