Accession Number : AD0638610

Title :   VISUAL REQUIREMENT FAILURE BY CANDIDATES REPORTING FOR BASIC SUBMARINE TRAINING DURING 1965.

Descriptive Note : Memo rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL CENTER GROTON CONN MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kent,Paul R.

Report Date : 26 JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The number of non-physically qualified officers and enlisted men receiving orders for basic submarine training continues to be a serious problem. During 1965, fourteen per cent of all reporting candidates failed to pass the physical examination. More than one third of this number failed the visual test. This was in spite of a modified visual standard, effective during all of 1965, which passed forty-four candidates who would formerly have failed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, VISION), (*PHYSICAL FITNESS, SUBMARINE PERSONNEL), MEDICAL EXAMINATION, MILITARY MEDICINE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, VISUAL ACUITY, SELECTION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE