Accession Number : AD0640164

Title :   VISUAL REQUIREMENT FAILURE BY CANDIDATES REPORTING FOR BASIC SUBMARINE TRAINING DURING 1963.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kent,Paul R.

Report Date : 06 MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The reasons for the failure of submarine candidates to pass the visual test upon reporting for basic submarine training were investigated. It was found that approximately two-thirds of the visual failures resulted, apparently, from improper screening at the preliminary examining facility. About one-third of the total failures were waiverable under current waiver policy. It is felt that the present visual standard may be over emphasizing monocular acuity at the expense of binocular acuity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL ACUITY, *SUBMARINE PERSONNEL), MEDICAL EXAMINATION, SELECTION, VISION, STANDARDS, MILITARY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE