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Failed Depth Perception at Meps

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  • Failed Depth Perception at Meps

    Hello Gents.

    Currently in DEP pursing a SO contract. A few weeks ago I failed the Depth Perception test at MEPS. is this disqualifying for SEAL duty? will I have to pass this test at Boot Camp? Scott Williams

  • #2
    It is not a DQ for SEALS. Good luck

    Edit: I may be wrong about this. I have a buddy in DEP that failed but said it wasn’t required. This is addressed in MANMED 15-85 (1)(d)

    you should read this and talk with your mentor to be sure.
    Last edited by MAM97; 02-12-2019, 11:39 AM.


    • #3
      When I went to boot there was no depth perception test.


      • HopefulWarrior
        HopefulWarrior commented
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        Did you fail Depth perception at MEPS?

      • b16fy
        b16fy commented
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        There's a ton of people that fail. That dot test is completely useless in determining depth perception. They should just see if you have a drivers license, because it would be impossible to drive without healthy depth perception.

    • #4
      With 100% certainty I can tell you that you can fail the depth perception test and get a SO contract.


      • #5
        Depth perception is a routine part of the eye exam at MEPS. Lack of depth perception is disqualifying. The standard for depth perception is found in MANMED article 15-85 para 1d. A disqualifying result is waiverable.
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