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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby S. Goodman » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:08 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
jbrennanmac wrote:I know vision requirements seem unrelated to this thread, but I have had trouble finding any info on vision waivers for staff officers vs pilots, SEALS, etc. If anyone has any experience with medical waivers for vision, I'd love to hear it--I'd hate to invest time and hope in pursuing a JAG career only to be thwarted at the end for my eyesight. Thanks in advance for any advice anyone might have!


I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong) the only differences in medical requirements as far as vision goes are between pilots and non-pilots. I don't believe JAGs have more leeway than, say, submariners. If you do some Googling, you should be able to find the Navy commissioning medical requirements.

I suspect what you're describing would be waivable, but you're smart to do some research before you invest a lot of time and energy in pursuing a JAG spot.


I have poor vision as well. Aside from reviewing the commissioning requirements, the only way to know for sure if you'll make it through is to try. I had to go to a civilian eye specialist after MEPS for a more in depth eye exam. It seems the ultimate reviewer certainly took into consideration that I'd be sitting at a desk for the majority of my career. I believe there is a common sense factor that will be taken into consideration.

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Re: Military Law - Navy Jag Student Program

Postby jbrennanmac » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:49 pm

S. Goodman wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:
jbrennanmac wrote:I know vision requirements seem unrelated to this thread, but I have had trouble finding any info on vision waivers for staff officers vs pilots, SEALS, etc. If anyone has any experience with medical waivers for vision, I'd love to hear it--I'd hate to invest time and hope in pursuing a JAG career only to be thwarted at the end for my eyesight. Thanks in advance for any advice anyone might have!


I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong) the only differences in medical requirements as far as vision goes are between pilots and non-pilots. I don't believe JAGs have more leeway than, say, submariners. If you do some Googling, you should be able to find the Navy commissioning medical requirements.

I suspect what you're describing would be waivable, but you're smart to do some research before you invest a lot of time and energy in pursuing a JAG spot.


I have poor vision as well. Aside from reviewing the commissioning requirements, the only way to know for sure if you'll make it through is to try. I had to go to a civilian eye specialist after MEPS for a more in depth eye exam. It seems the ultimate reviewer certainly took into consideration that I'd be sitting at a desk for the majority of my career. I believe there is a common sense factor that will be taken into consideration.


Wow, thanks to both of you for such quick responses! This is great to hear--obviously there are many, many steps to go but good to know it's still a possible option!I'm sure I'll be looking back to this forum in the future as more questions arise.




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